Stats tell us a few things but hide a lot: Aakash Chopra on Dinesh Karthik’s knock in first T20I

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Rewarded with another opportunity to resurrect his career, Dinesh Karthik has grabbed his chances with both hands. As India took on West Indies in the first T20I, Karthik reiterated why he is the ‘finisher’ that the team has been lacking in the shortest format.

Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra, feels Karthik’s performances prove that stats don’t highlight the entire picture. While Rohit Sharma was the top-scoring player in the game with a knock of 64 off 44 but Karthik was named the Player of the Match for his innings of 41 off 19.

“My Player of the Match is Dinesh Karthik; he was actually chosen as the Player of the Match as well, although Rohit Sharma scored the most runs. This is where stats tell us a few things but hide a lot. They tell that Rohit was brilliant; there is no doubt about it, but when he got out, it seemed India will get stuck.”

“How will they get stuck? When Dinesh is there, everything is possible. This player is special, and he has cricket left in him. What a finisher, what a player. Dinesh Karthik came and shone, I mean one more time,” Chopra said in a video on his YouTube channel.

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