After struggling a defeat within the first T20I, India made a powerful comeback to beat Australia in a rain-hit second T20I on the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Friday. Chasing a goal of 91 in eight overs, captain Rohit Sharma steered India nearer to the goal, remaining unbeaten on 46 off 20 balls. With 9 runs wanted off the ultimate over, Dinesh Karthik hit a six and a boundary off consecutive deliveries to take India to a series-levelling win, forward of the ultimate sport in Hyderabad on Sunday.
Since making his comeback within the Indian aspect earlier this 12 months, Karthik has been primarily given the function of a finisher and the veteran wicketkeeper-batter hasn’t dissatisfied the administration.
In a post-match interview, Karthik had a humorous response when former India head coach Shastri requested if it was an “straightforward sport”.
“Straightforward sport, DK? 2 balls, piece of cake. 6, 4, thanks very a lot,” Shastri mentioned in his typical flamboyant fashion.
Replying to this, Karthik reminded Shastri that it was the previous India head coach who used to re-iterate that “it is by no means a simple sport”.
“You’re the one who taught me to say, ‘it is by no means a simple sport’, Ravi bhai! Do not return on that, please. It is a arduous sport, you know the way it’s!” Karthik replied.
After being absent from the scenes for almost three years, Karthik made his comeback within the workforce earlier this 12 months.
The veteran impressed the administration together with his efficiency for the Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout this 12 months’s IPL.
Karthik has additionally been named in India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, ranging from October 16.
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