Dinesh Karthik is being discussed a lot after the spectacular victory of Team India in Nagpur T20. Coming at the last moment, Karthik contributed significantly to India’s victory by playing a stormy innings of 10 runs in just 2 balls. But do you know that before Karthik, the team was considering sending Rishabh Pant to the batting. Yes, it has been disclosed by the captain Rohit Sharma himself after the match. Let us tell you, this match was played in 8 overs due to rain. Batting first, Australia had scored 90 runs, India took the score with 6 wickets and 4 balls to spare to level the three-match T20I series 1-1.
Rohit Sharma said after the match on this issue, ‘We were thinking whether Rishabh Pant can be sent, but I thought Sams would bowl the last over and he only bowls the off cutter, so I thought DK only Let it come in. He is playing that (finisher) role for us anyway.
Let us tell you, chasing the target of 91 runs in 8 overs, Karthik got a chance to bat when Hardik Pandya got out on the fifth ball of the 7th over. Rohit Sharma tilted the match in India’s favor by hitting a four on the last ball of the 7th over. After this, Dinesh Karthik, giving the finishing touch, hit a six in the direction of backward square leg on the first slow ball of the last over of Daniel Sams and on the very next ball he scored four runs in the direction of deep mid-wicket. Karthik gave the team victory by scoring 10 runs in just 2 balls. Captain Rohit Sharma, who scored an unbeaten 46 at the other end, looked very happy with Karthik’s batting.
The next and deciding match of the series is to be played in Hyderabad on 25 September.