Ultimate Goal Is To Do Well In The T20 World Cup: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik said his ultimate goal is to take the T20 World Cup title in Australia.© AFP

Veteran wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik, who was instrumental in India’s win against the West Indies in the first T20 international here, said his ultimate goal is to take the upcoming T20 World Cup title in Australia. Karthik, with his breezy 41 unbeaten innings from just 19 deliveries at Brian Lara Stadium, once again did the finisher’s job brilliantly, taking India to a solid 190 for six after the visitors batted first. The innings turned out to be extremely crucial.

“These are small boxes that we need at the moment. But the ultimate goal is to do well in the T20 World Cup,” Karthik told teammate Ravichandran Ashwin on BCCI TV.

The 37-year-old, who made his debut for India in 2004, was full of praise for the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team.

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“I think this is a very different team and I enjoy this set-up. There is a great kind of calm around the captain and the coach, a lot of credit must go to them,” Karthik added.

In an international career spanning nearly 19 years, Karthik was part of the Indian teams that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.

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