New Delhi, Online Desk. Dinesh Karthik was a part of that team when India won the first T20 World Cup title in 2007 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Dinesh Karthik was 22 years old at that time and after that he got a chance to play for India in T20 World Cup in 2010, but now after a long time he became part of Team India in T20 World Cup 2022. That is, it was not easy to return to the T20 World Cup team after a long gap of 12 years, but Karthik did it.
37-year-old Dinesh Karthik had to wait a long 12 years to play the third World Cup of his T20 cricket career. How many players have come and gone in these 12 years, even Dhoni is no longer a part of Team India, but Karthik is still a part of the Indian team and can also be seen playing in the T20 World Cup 2022. It is not that after the T20 World Cup 2007, he was far away from the Indian T20 team. He kept going in and out of this team, but after his performance in IPL 2022, the selectors were forced to include him in the team even at this age.
Dinesh Karthik’s T20 International cricket career is 16 years long and during this time he has played 50 T20 matches for India. In these matches, he has scored 592 runs at an average of 28.19 and has a strike rate of 139.95. He has scored a half-century in these matches and the best score is 55 runs. At the same time, in these matches behind the wicket, he has taken 23 catches and 7 stumpings. Dinesh Karthik became emotional after his selection in the Indian team of T20 World Cup 2022 and tweeted that dreams do come true. On this tweet of his, Hardik Pandya encouraged him and called him a champion.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7)
September 12, 2022
Team India for T20 World Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Stand by – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
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