Former Indian opener and the living legend Sunil Gavaskar has backed Dinesh Karthik to play the role of the finisher for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Karthik has been making the right kind of noises in the IPL 2022 with the swashbuckling performances with his willow.
DK is the new AB for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. When the Bangalore-based franchise signed Karthik, everyone had reservations about the player’s ability to contribute anymore. Karthik was already doing commentary stints before the IPL 2022. However, Dinesh Karthik is a player reborn this season. He has taken over the finishing baton for the RCB in AB de Villiers’ absence.
DK has scored a total of 197 runs in 6 matches at a strike rate of 209.57, including a half-century. The Wicketkeeper-batter has been finishing games for the Royal Challengers consistently this season.
Many voices are already echoing in the cricketing circles to bring back the veteran to the Indian team. The newest name in these voices is the legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar.
Dinesh Karthik should earn a recall to the Indian team: Sunil Gavaskar
Batting for Dinesh’s recall to the Indian setup, Gavaskar said Karthik is someone who can change the complexion of the game with his batting alone. He also added that DK could be India’s finisher in the upcoming T20 World Cup held in Australia.
“Of course, he’ll be the RCB player to watch out for in the game against Lucknow. He’s just changing the complexion of the game with his performance. He’s doing it for his team. He’s doing it for his team. He said he wants to be a part of the Indian Team for the T20 World Cup,” said Gavaskar while putting his views ahead in the Cricket Live show on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of IPL 2022.
“What I am saying is don’t look at his age, just look at what he’s producing. He’s doing the job that you can expect him to do at number 6 or 7 at the World Cup,” concluded Sunil Gavaskar.