- Cricketer turned 56-year-old commentator Sanjay Manjrekar speaks highly of Dinesh Karthik
- The former cricketer believes that Dinesh is the best option for the upcoming T20I WC
- Sanjay refers the Dinesh Karthik to be a cricketer to be a specialist kind of cameo batter
If you ask in Indian cricket if there’s anything happening about is? You’ll probably get names like Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umran Malik doing rounds on the internet. The reason, all the above-mentioned cricketers are some of the crucial players for the upcoming T20 World tournament.
But still there is one name which is making rounds on the internet not from just couple of weeks ago but since past three months. The name is none other than, Dinesh Karthik.
Recently, the 56-year-old cricketer turned commentator from the Indian team, Sanjay Manjrekar heaped a lot of praise on the senior cricketer stating him as ‘Amazing’. Have a look on his own words what he said about Dinesh Karthik while his interview with the team of NDTV.
“It’s just amazing that this guy at this stage of his career has carved a niche for himself. I tweeted also about him where he is one of those rare players in fact one of the first players in the world in T20 Cricket who actually is a specialist kind of cameo batter down the order,”
Sanjay Manjrekar strongly feels the 37-year-old is the best option they have for the finisher’s role during the T20 World cup squad,
“He is an extremely tempting option. There’ll be a few matches before the T20I World Cup so I guess he’ll have to keep reminding the selectors that he’s still relevant.”
Very much impressed by Dinesh Karthik’s match winnings innings in multiple matches, Sanjay Majrekar said many such beautiful things about Dinesh moving forward, by calling him “A batter with another string to bow”
“He is not somebody who will bat at number three or four, and generally bat at number 5, 6, 7. He will get a few overs, 15-20 balls, to make a contribution. It makes such an impact. Such batters are another string to the bow.” Manjrekar believes having a batter like Karthik who doesn’t need to face too many balls to get set and knows how to score runs against opposition bowlers in the death is invaluable to the success of the Indian team.
“So, Dinesh Karthik actually commands a place in this team for his cameo batting. With Pant as keeper and Dinesh Karthik in the team only as a batter just tells you the kind of work that he’s adding, which has been amazing!”
Currently, Dinesh Karthik is on a tour against Ireland for a 2-match T20I series between the two. Probably, once after this series finishes, Dinesh might get a chance to play against England in the test series and the other 3-match T20I series from July 7th and then the 3 – match ODI series against England.
Undoubtedly, Dinesh after battling against all odds presented before him has proved in mettle let it be it in IPL, the T20I against South Africa and now counting. We wish the player the best and hope that he gets included in the T20 World Cup, starting from October 16th in Australia.