While Dinesh Karthik was the toast of India’s cricket-following public for his superlative showing that snatched the Nidahas Trophy 2018 from Bangladesh, the fact that he was not sent in to bat at usual position of No. 6 did not sit well with the wicketkeeper-batsman. Stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma sent medium-pacer Vijay Shankar ahead of Karthik.
“Karthik is always ready to deliver whatever the situation may be and his experience and repertoire of strokes make him a suitable candidate to provide the final flourish for India at the death overs”, Sharma said.
Karthik (29 of 8 balls) produced a last-ball six as India pulled off an incredible chase beating Bangladesh by four wickets.
“He was with us on the previous tour in South Africa and didn’t get much game time. To do what he did today will give him a lot of confidence going forward,” Sharma added further.