New Delhi. Dinesh Karthik, who returned to the Indian team after a gap of three years on the basis of his impressive performance in IPL 2022, has made a big achievement in the first match of the series itself. In this match, Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 1 run in 2 balls but he completed 15 years in international T20 as soon as his name was included in the playing 11. He is the first Indian player to achieve this feat.
Man of the match in India’s first T20
Dinesh Karthik also holds the record for getting the ‘Man of the Match’ in the first T20 match for India. Dinesh also had his first International T20 match against South Africa on 1 December 2006. In that match, Karthik played an important innings of 31 runs in 28 balls and gave India victory in the match.
Completed 15 years against Africa itself
Karthik started his international T20 career in December 2006 against the South African team and against this team he completed 15 years in T20. In his 15-year long career, Dinesh Karthik got the opportunity to play only 33 T20 matches. In 17 innings of these 33 matches, Dinesh scored 400 runs with an average of 33.33 and his strike rate was 142.85. DK’s best score in T20 is 48 not out.
DK’s entry in the club of legends
As soon as he entered the field in the match played against Africa on Thursday, Lala entered the club of legends like Amarnath and Dilip Vensarkar. Lala Amarnath was the first Indian to complete 15 years in Test cricket in 1948. After this, Dilip Vensarkar became the first Indian to complete 15 years in ODI cricket and Dinesh became the first player to complete 15 years in T20.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 10, 2022, 16:40 IST