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T20 World Cup 2022: Dinesh Karthik doesn’t have the clarity while batting in Middle Overs, Said Gautam Gambhir

Former KKR Captain and Opening Batsman for Indian Men’s Cricket Team, Gautam Gambhir questioned Dinesh Karthik’s innings of 6 from 15 balls against South Africa. He said, “he was looked quite underconfident with the kind of shots nor looked to rotate the strike to build a partnership with Suryakumar Yadav in Perth”.

Keeping this short and crisp

  • DK struggled to get going against South Africa in Perth. 
  • Karthik Managed to get only 6 Runs from 15 deliveries in Perth. 
  • Karthik Picked up a back injury on Sunday. 

By Crox Media Group: Former India Opener Gautam Gambhir Slammed Dinesh Karthik’s Approach in India’s loss to South Africa in Perth on Sunday. The veteran Wicketkeeper batsman should have better clarity while batting in the middle overs. Karthik looked Scratchy for his 15- ball 6 against South Africa in their Super 12 match of T20 World Cup Pace pitch at Perth. 

Gautam Gambhir said it is very important that a batter has that much experience to have clarity about how to deal with difficult situations and not just focus on the Finisher’s role. Gambhir added that the senior wicketkeeper-batsman did not look confident at all during the strike during his 52-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav, questioning his dismal.

Full Coverage of Match

India was in trouble as the score was 49-5 after Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first. Lungi Ngidi’s stunning burst with new balls put all the big guns in big trouble including KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Deepak Hooda while Hardik Pandya got out at 2 and they were not able to deal with immense bounce. 

Then came Karthik who started a partnership with Surya Kumar Yadav but he soon got out to Wayne Parnell while attempting a big shot. 

Suryakumar hit 40-ball 68 not out but with a lack of support from the other end, the Indian Innings got structed to 133. 

What Exactly is Dinesh Karthik’s Problem?

What is Dinesh Karthik’s Problem? If he gets a lot of balls spear in the innings, he is not able to figure out the tempo at which he is assigned to bat and if he gets just 10-12 balls to play then he has clarity in his mind he can tackle the bowlers. If 7-8 hours are remaining, then he doesn’t have clarity over whether he should rotate the strike.” Gambir told Star Sports. 

However, Karthik picked up a back injury during South Africa Chase in Perth on Sunday and walked off the field. Rishabh Pant took the gloves and did rest in the second half of the innings.  It still remains a mystery if Karthik will be fit for their next Super 12 match against Bangladesh on Wednesday.


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