Dinesh Karthik SLAMS 21-ball 31, passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher’s role


IND vs SA Live: Follow IND vs SA T20I Live – Dinesh Karthik flourished with the bat as he went on to revive India from registering a slumber total. On his comeback to the Indian squad after the 2019 World Cup, the middle-order batter donned a new role this time. Dinesh Karthik hammered a 21-ball 31* against the Proteas to help India register a respectable score of 148/6 after the end of 20 overs. Follow India vs South 2nd T20 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

IND vs SA Live: On comeback trail, Dinesh Karthik passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher’s role with 21-ball 31 in Cuttack: Watch Highlights

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While the Indian middle-order faltered against the proteas, Karthik went on to hit 2 fours and 2 sixes to keep the momentum going. Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer stitched a good partnership between them, but following their dismissal, both hard hitters Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant departed after scoring single digits.

IND vs SA Live: On comeback trail, Dinesh Karthik passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher's role with 21-ball 31 in Cuttack: Watch Highlights
IND vs SA Live: On comeback trail, Dinesh Karthik passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher’s role with 21-ball 31 in Cuttack: Watch Highlights

Coming to bat at no.7 and in a new personal, Karthik impressed the Indian squad with his finisher abilities, thereby carrying his exceptional momentum from IPL 2022. The resurgence of Karthik in this new role of a finisher can be largely credited to his IPL 2022 franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IND vs SA Live: On comeback trail, Dinesh Karthik passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher’s role with 21-ball 31 in Cuttack: Watch Highlights

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Karthik’s heroics in IPL 2022 helped him regain his spot in the Indian squad for the T20I series against South Africa. Karthik didn’t get an opportunity to showcase his fiery strikes in the previous game, where he played just 2 deliveries. However, today was different. A determined Karthik stepped up to prove his worth and thereby passed his big audition on his comeback stint.

Dinesh Karthik’s Comeback to Indian Squad:- 

  • Dinesh Karthik was previously featured in the 2019 World Cup. He played his last game against New Zealand in the semi-finals.
  • Following his heroics in IPL 2022 for RCB, he was selected to be a part of the T20I squad for the India vs South Africa series.
  • In the first T20I he played 2 deliveries, score 1 and remained not out.
  • In the second T20I he played an unbeaten 21-ball 31-run knock consisting of 2 fours and 2 sixes.

IND vs SA Live: On comeback trail, Dinesh Karthik passes BIG AUDITION for Finisher’s role with 21-ball 31 in Cuttack: Watch Highlights



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