Nidahas Trophy 2018: Ganguly, Laxman Heap Praises On Dinesh Karthik
Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly, has praised Dinesh Karthik for his knock in the final of Nidahas Trophy.
Karthik scored 29* runs off just eight balls to lead India to win in the final two overs of the game.
He came in at a time when India needed 34 off 12 balls.
Karthik scored 16 runs on the first three balls he faced and smashed 22 runs in the 19th over in total.
In the last over, India needed 12 runs to win with Vijay Shankar on the crease.
Karthik played the second ball of 20th over and ran for a single.
He only came back to bat on the final delivery when India needed five runs to win.
It was only a boundary which could have saved India from a defeat as a four would have resulted in a draw while a six was enough for India to win the game.
Karthik took the last ball from outside off stump and smashed a flat six over extra cover to clear the fence and ensure an emphatic victory for the team.
Here is what Ganguly wrote-
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 18, 2018
Apart from Ganguly, VVS Laxman also praised Karthik for his heroics.
Here is what he wrote –
Incredible knock from @DineshKarthik under pressure👌🙏
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 18, 2018
The final also marked the end of team India’s season.
The same day, team India’s domestic season also came to an end with the end of Irani Cup.
IPL will be the next assignment for many of the international and domestic players, which starts on April 7.
Following that, the Indian team will play Afghanistan in a landmark Test from June 14 to 18 in Bengaluru.
A couple of days later, Virat Kohli will lead his team to Ireland and England for a long tour.
India have a busy season ahead which only ends after the World Cup 2019, to be played from May to July.
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