Irfan Pathan compares ‘finisher’ Dinesh Karthik to de Villiers, points out similarities


New Delhi. Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan praised Dinesh Karthik and compared him to AB de Villiers. Dinesh Karthik had a great performance in IPL this year. Karthik’s batting impressed everyone from the fans to the selectors. In IPL, Dinesh scored 330 runs in 10 innings at a strike rate of 183.33.

As a result of this, Karthik was called back in the Indian cricket team after 3 years. Karthik returned to Team India in the series against South Africa. There too, he made a lot of headlines while batting in the lower order. In this series, he also scored the first half century of his T20 career. On the basis of which India scored a challenging score in that match and defeated Africa by 82 runs. In this match, Karthik scored 55 runs after playing just 27 balls. He was given the man of the match for this innings.

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Irfan became a fan of Karthik
Irfan said on Star Sports, ‘You will not be able to find players equipped with so much diversity. I am not comparing him with de Villiers on the basis of merit but his range can be compared. He hits the sweep first, then hits the switch. They have complete control. He uses the steps when needed, and yes, he likes the leg side. The way he uses his feet to get in front of the ball is fantastic.

Karthik will be seen playing against Ireland
Dinesh Karthik will now be seen playing T20 against Ireland. The Indian team will play two T20 matches against Ireland on 26 and 28 June. Hardik Pandya will captain Team India on this tour.

Tags: AB De Villiers, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan

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