Dinesh Karthik is one of the most underrated players in the history of Indian cricket. He has represented India in all three formats of the game, and played his part more often than not.
In the past 4-5 years, Dinesh Karthik has totally changed his game, in terms of batting, and established himself as one of the best finishers, in the last phase of his long career. In IPL 2022, Karthik is playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and he played an absolute blinder of a knock in the match against Rajasthan Royals.
Dinesh Karthik came in to bat when RCB had lost 4 wickets, and they were in a spot of bother. But, Karthik didn’t waste any time after reaching the crease and started smashing boundaries in his trademark style, and turned the match in his side’s favour.
He was supported brilliantly by Shahbaz Ahmed, who entertained the fans with his unorthodox stroke play and smashed Rajasthan Royals’ bowlers, including Trent Boult, all across the park. Shahbaz scored 45 runs off 26 balls and put RCB in a very strong position before getting dismissed to Trent Boult in the 18th over.
But, Karthik kept his end steady and took RCB to a much-needed win in IPL 2022. It was an innings that had class and experience written all over it. Karthik scored 44 runs off 23 balls and sealed the game for RCB from a very difficult position.
RCB fans and Dinesh Karthik fans hailed his brilliant finishing skills and there was a flood of tweets for RCB’s hero of the day. It was an innings that will give a lot of confidence to RCB and their team management, as an in-form finisher like Karthik can make a lot of difference.
Let’s have a look at some of the best tweets on Dinesh Karthik’s match-winnings cameo that turned the game on its head.
— D Jay (@djaywalebabu) April 5, 2022
Dinesh Karthik is an underrated finisher in T20s. #IPL2022
— Shivani Shukla ? (@iShivani_Shukla) April 5, 2022
Dinesh Karthik – What a player. pic.twitter.com/uVnudCcCu2
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 5, 2022
Dinesh Karthik, what a start to the season, this is high class batting.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 5, 2022
Buying Dinesh Karthik at auctions is probably the best thing RCB has done. Dinesh Karthik supremacy.♥️??
— Moonchild ?? (@notsodumb_) April 5, 2022
36 year old Dinesh Karthik finishing matches pic.twitter.com/wfsRLF5pXj
— stupid (@_harrish_) April 5, 2022
— Mohamed Anas Adam (@mdanasadam) April 5, 2022
Why and how Dinesh Karthik doesn't make it to the T20 WC squad? I wonder..
— Danny (@Ddnyana) April 5, 2022