Indian veteran wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik on Wednesday thanked his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore for helping realize his dream of being part of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup.” Thanks @RCBTweets for being a integral part of the journey and help me achieve my dream The most important thing is for all the RCB fans singing RCB, RCB even if I am in my blues and represent the team INDIA I LOVE YOU GUYS THANK YOU @malolanr @CoachHesson SANJAY BANGAR @basu2013 S SRIRAM,” Karthik tweeted in response to a congratulatory message from his franchise after being included in the Indian squad for the World Cup.
Thank you @RCBTweets to be an integral part of the journey and help me achieve my dream
Most importantly for all RCB fans chanting RCB, RCB even if I’m in my blues for team INDIA, I LOVE YOU GUYS.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) September 14, 2022
Karthik last played for Team India in a T20 World Cup event in 2010. In that event, he played two matches, scoring 29 runs at an average of 14.50, with the best score of 16.
Before Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) selected him for the IPL 2022, Karthik’s last appearance for India was at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He had a disappointing World Cup with the bat as not only did he not get enough chances, but also in two. innings that he played in three games, he was able to score just 14 runs with the best score of just 8.
After this, he was again removed from the team. He even started commenting during India’s 2021 England tour.
But his selection in RCB changed his fortune. He was selected in the team as the finisher and largely filled the shoes of legendary South African batter AB de Villiers, stitching some valuable stands for his side and accelerating the run rate during the death-death. overs.
He finished his IPL campaign with 330 runs in 16 games at an average of 55.00. Karthik scored half a century for his side and finished 10 times unbeaten for his side.
Since returning to the Indian team, he has represented the country in 17 games, scoring 193 runs in 14 innings at an average of 21.44. His best score is 55 and half a century has come out of his bat.
Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have returned to the national squad of India’s T20 World Cup squad. Mohammed Shami and Deepak Chahar have been selected as standby players for the T20 World Cup.
This year’s ICC T20 World Cup will take place from October 16 to November 13.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
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