New Delhi. Dinesh Karthik continues to perform well in IPL 2022. He has won many matches for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has played the role of finisher in the 15th season very well. During an interview this year, Dinesh Karthik had said that “he wants to represent Team India in the T20 World Cup to be played in Australia. He wants India to win an ICC level tournament after 9 years in which he can contribute. Sunil Gavaskar is very happy with his performance in IPL 2022. He has talked about including Karthik in India’s T20 World Cup team.
Speaking to ‘Sports Tak’ Sunil Gavaskar said, “Me and Dinesh Karthik commented together in the final of the ICC World Test Championship in England last year. Earlier, both of us had spent a lot of time together during the quarantine. I know since then how determined he is to play in the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups. He was not picked for the T20 World Cup last year, but the way he has performed in IPL 2022, if I was a selector, I would definitely pick him in the team in the upcoming T20 World Cup.”
Sunil Gavaskar further said, “Form is important. According to him the form is temporary while the class is permanent. If a classy batsman is in form, you have to pick him. The way he is batting at present should be considered. He should be included as a pure batsman and wicketkeeping should be an additional option.
don’t think about age
Sunil Gavaskar said that “his age should not be thought of. He bats after keeping wickets for 20 overs in such hot conditions. They should be given a place on the basis of their form. The other option is KL Rahul, who has been in tremendous form. While Rishabh Pant’s form is slightly up and down. Because there is no question about Pant’s selection as he is certain to be selected.”
many giants surprised
Dinesh Karthik has also done commentary before. Many of his commentators in IPL 2022 are surprised to see the performance of this wicket-keeper batsman. Before Sunil Gavaskar, former England captain Michael Vaughan has also demanded the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik in the T20 World Cup squad. While Ravi Shastri, the former head coach of Team India, is also a fan of Karthik’s killer batsman.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 12, 2022, 14:34 IST