The secretary of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) S Ramaswami has revealed that veteran Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik played the playoffs stage of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after taking injections.
Dinesh Karthik is believed to be suffering from a knee injury and he has been ruled out of the upcoming edition of the Syed Mushtaq T20 Trophy which will commence on November 4.
So, Vijay Shankar has been named the new captain of the Tamil Nadu team in the absence of Karthik. Speaking to Cricbuzz TNCA secretary Ramaswami said:
“Karthik had played the IPL playoffs (for Kolkata Knight Riders) after taking injections. So, we have replaced him with Vijay Shankar as captain,”
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu will lock horns with Maharashtra in their Syed Mushtaq T20 Trophy tournament opener and the summit clash of the tournament will take place on November 24.
Talking about Dinesh Karthik he had a poor outing in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In his 15 innings stint, he scored only 223 runs at an average of 22.30 and strike rate of 131.17. He was last seen representing India in 2019 and since then he has not been in the scheme of things of Indian selectors.
Rahul Dravid Has Advised Us Not To Rush Washington Sundar – TNCA secretary
Young spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar has also been ruled out of the entire Syed Mushtaq T20 Trophy tournament. He recently missed out on being part of the India vs England 5-match Test series and was unable to represent Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Ramaswami told that Rahul Dravid, the head at the National Cricket Academy, has advised them not to rush Washington Sundar and he needs more time to become fully fit to compete.
“I have spoken to Rahul Dravid about Washi and he has told me that the player is still not ready. Rahul has advised us not to rush him and we are abiding by the suggestion,” Ramaswami added.