After scoring 55 off 27 balls and taking India to a good total, Dinesh Karthik was answering questions in the mid-innings interview when he suddenly flinched and paused for a moment. Karthik was looking shook as he glanced up towards the sky.
He soon continued the interview and talked about how he thought a ball was coming toward him. He said, “Sorry, I thought the ball was coming this way”. He then continued talking about how he feels at home in this team and is gradually improving his game.
— Guess Karo (@KuchNahiUkhada) June 17, 2022
Dinesh Karthik also talked about batting with Hardik Pandya towards the end of the innings. He said, “Just feels good. I am feeling very secure in this setup. In the last game, things didn’t go according to plan, but I went and expressed myself today. I think DK is thinking a little better. He is able to assess situations better and that comes with practice. Credit to my coach. They bowled brilliantly upfront and made it tough for us.”
“It was a tough pitch to bat on. It was hard to hit boundaries. Our openers have usually been kind enough to get us off to good starts. When I went in Hardik told me to take my time. It was important that players who have been around for a long need to stand up on such pitches,” Dinesh Karthik continued.
Dinesh Karthik scored 55 off 27 balls to help India reach a total of 169 after a struggling start. While batting with Hardik Pandya, the duo stitched up a partnership of 62 runs in five overs.