Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh said Royal Challengers Bangalore goalkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik is one of the top finishers during the current Indian Premier League season and he would select him in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia if given the opportunity to be a selector.
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Speaking on Star Sports, Singh said: “Dinesh Karthik has been exceptional for RCB. He is very good on side kicks with his leg than offside, and excellent on singles, but I think overall he understands very well. his game well. Whenever he’s left with last chances, he makes sure to finish the game.”
“For me, if anyone has played the best runner-up role in this entire IPL, that’s none other than Dinesh Kartik. If I was the manager, I would have given Australia a ticket to the T20 World Cup and let him play for India. as a goalie and hitter because he deserves it.
“And if ever the Indian cricket team needs the best finisher then it should be Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya as they make a very powerful team. Anyway, I have gone into the future but yeah once more, I must say that Dinesh Karthik has been incredible. this season and I hope he gets a chance to hit a little bit sooner. 15 or 16 overs are enough for the game to end,” he added.
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Karthik has been in great form for RCB this IPL season. He has finished many games for his side, forming many valuable partnerships with mid-level hitters and accelerating the scoring of runs late. In 12 innings, he has scored 274 runs at an average of 68.50, having gone undefeated 8 times. His best individual score this season is 66*.
(With input from IANS)