Former India strength and conditioning coach Basu Shanker during an interview with Ranveer Allahbadia talked about the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and how he likes the opposite way of approaching things.
Dinesh Karthik, who made his T20I debut in 2006, got his India recall after his remarkable performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League 2022, where he scored 330 runs at a strike rate of 183.33.
Since making his comeback to the India National Cricket Team, Karthik has played the T20I series against South Africa National Cricket Team, Ireland National Cricket Team, and England National Cricket Team.
Also, Dinesh Karthik smashed his maiden T20I half-century in the 4th T20I of the five-match series against South Africa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday, June 17, 2022.
He likes the opposite way of approaching things – Basu Shanker on Dinesh Karthik
Former India and current strength and conditioning coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Basu Shanker, during an interview with Ranveer Allahbadia on his YouTube channel BeerBiceps, talked about fitness culture in Team India and shared a light-hearted story about the 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman.
“He has a lot of.. I won’t say superstitions.. he calls it ‘deja vus’. He is mentally very strong, but by any chance, if you tell him, ‘Dinesh, you are doing great. You will score a hundred’, he will probably stop saying hello to you,” Shanker revealed.
“Go tell him, ‘you’re batting sh*t, you are going to get out early today’, and he will hug you. He likes the opposite way of approaching things.
“Before he go to bat, he picks one guy and he will talk to him. He has got his routines and I have made a lot of fun of him. We take a mickey out of him all the time. That’s the beauty of going on the tour with him!” he further said.
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