In IPL 2022, Karthik has so far scored 287 runs in 14 matches for RCB at a strike rate of 191.33. As a finisher, Karthik has pulled Bangalore out of difficult situations many times.
Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has been included in the Indian team for the five-match T20 series (IND vs SA) against South Africa on Sunday. Karthik earned a place for himself in Team India by performing brilliantly for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2022. Playing the role of a finisher on several occasions, Karthik played a key role in taking RCB to the playoffs. Karthik was last included in the Indian team in the year 2019.
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Dinesh Karthik has mentioned many times about his desire to represent the national team again. After getting emotional after this selection, Karthik wrote on Twitter, “If you believe in yourself then everything will be fine.”
The 36-year-old cricketer added, “Thank you all for your support and trust. The hard work will continue.”
If you believe yourself, everything will fall into place!
Thank you for all the support and belief…the hard work continues… pic.twitter.com/YlnaH9YHW1
— DK (@DineshKarthik) May 22, 2022
After his selection, Dinesh Karthik’s fellow cricketers and friends congratulated him. Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Hardik Pandya showed sport by tweeting for DK.
Dinesh Karthick brother you deserve this india call up. Well done for your India call up.. Fab story of not giving up hope!
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 22, 2022
My Dino ️ believe in yourself https://t.co/6ciAL9zSv3
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) May 22, 2022
Well deserve @DineshKarthik very happy for you.. god bless
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 22, 2022
Karthik last played for India in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand. Indian team lost this match. He has so far represented India in 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is. Karthik has scored 1025 Tests, 1752 ODIs and 399 T20 runs at the international level.
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In IPL 2022, Karthik has so far scored 287 runs in 14 matches for RCB at a strike rate of 191.33. As a finisher, Karthik has pulled Bangalore out of difficult situations many times and played an important role in reaching the playoffs.
The BCCI on Sunday announced the 18-member team India for the upcoming T20 series against South Africa and a Test match against England.
Indian squad for T20 series against South Africa:
KL Rahul (capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vc/wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
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