Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten knock of 29 off 8 balls was the winning stunt for India in the final match of Nidahas Trophy. The match almost turned to Bangladesh’s side, but Karthik last ball six clinched the victory at the final moment. He became the hero of the moment with the match winning boundary. The player has been in top cricket circuit since the last 15 years but he rarely found a spot in the primary XI of the team. With the recent blitz, the batsman is again back to purview being tagged as the next best finisher to MS Dhoni so far. In a press meet, the Karthik opened up about his fate and termed the moment a result of “Karma”.
At a Chennai press meet, Karthik said the last moment six was “probably karma”, “for all the good things” he did all though his years and cricketing career. The six, in fact, was an impressive one and India seemed more like being lucky. At the moment the team needed sharply six runs off one ball and it was hit to the mid-off, which flew the ball just a couple of meters above the ground. Karthik rightly pointed out that the hit could have been a four and it was only that “two mm extra” that clinched the victory.
The player came to bat at Number 7 when India required 34 runs off 2 overs. He started the stretch with four and two sixes in the first three balls he played. In the same over, he played a brilliant scoop over the short fine leg for a four. In the interview, the batsman credited his mentor Sanjay Bangar for his form saying “sue of the crease” worked out as the latter advised. On being compared to MS Dhoni, the player said the former captain is the “topper” of the university he is studying. He said it is “unfair” for him to be compared with Dhoni, adding he is happy where he is.
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