Dinesh Karthik, India vs New Zealand, MS Dhoni, Krunal Pandya
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo by MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP)

The Twitter family went on to troll Dinesh Karthik after he refused a single to Krunal Pandya. The social media platform compared Dinesh Karthik with former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. We have seen that MS Dhoni had backed himself to get India over the line and even did so on many occasions. However, Dhoni also didn’t give chance to Ambati Rayudu against England but could not hit the winning runs.

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Meanwhile, India required 14 runs off the final four balls and Dinesh Karthik was on strike. The right-hander smashed the ball towards the long-on region but send back Krunal Pandya. Consequently, DK took the onus on his shoulders to get India over the line.

India vs New Zealand 2019: Twitter Compares Dinesh Karthik With MS Dhoni After Former Refused Single
Dinesh Karthik (Credits: Getty)

Karthik could not get India over the line.

However, the Tamil batsman could only manage a single off the next ball. Krunal Pandya could also get one run off the penultimate ball and India required 11 runs off the final ball, which was impossible.

Here is the video in which Dhoni denied Ashwin the single.


Southee bowled one wide and DK hit a last ball six but the tourists fell short by four runs. Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik was timing the ball to perfection and he backed himself to clear the ropes. However, it wasn’t to be the case. In fact, it was an instinctive decision and Karthik must have thought of the refusing the single at the last minute.

Meanwhile, it would not have been a bad idea to go for the single as Krunal Pandya was also timing the ball well. Pandya scored 26 runs off 13 balls and had the skills to clear the ropes.

India vs New Zealand 2019, Krunal Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Harsha Bhogle
Krunal Pandya gets back into the crease. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, India won the ODI series against New Zealand by 4-1. However, they lost the T20I series by 2-1. But there were some big positives for the visitors as they got a chance to test their bench strength, which will help them in the upcoming World Cup.

Here is how Twitter trolled Dinesh Karthik:


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