Dinesh Karthik had to wait till 2019 to make his World Cup debut. He was although, subsequently dropped from the ODI set-up, due to his poor run in the marquee tournament. He has, however, done well in domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and has set his sights on a Twenty20 (T20) comeback for the national team.
In the Ranji trophy, Dinesh Karthik scored a century and one half-century for Tamil Nadu, from his four outings. He registered the high score of 113 in the prestigious tournament, which came against Karnataka, in Dindigul.
Stand a good chance in returning to the T20 side: Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik understands being dropped from the ODI set-up but at the same time believes in his potential to make a comeback in the shortest format. He also said, that doing well in domestic cricket came as a boost for him, and he has no reason to doubt his capabilities.
“My record in T20s has been good. A big tournament like the World Cup did not go exactly as per the plan. I could understand the one day bit (being dropped from ODIs) but even now I would like think that I stand a good chance in returning to the T20 side.
“I have done well even in the recent domestic games that I have played. I have no reason to doubt myself (that I can’t make another comeback),” Karthik told PTI in an exclusive interview.
The veteran has played 32 T20Is for India, and averages 33.25. He has the high score of 48 in the shortest format and his wicket-keeping compliments his game. Besides this, he has also played 26 Tests and 94 ODIs, and leads Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He took over the captaincy reigns from Gautam Gambhir for the Kolkata franchise.