Dinesh Karthik, a seasoned batsman, has said that he wished he had put more effort into improving his power striking earlier in his cricket career.
The 37-year-batting old’s has seen a stunning transformation in recent months, and he is expected to be included in the Team India squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia. The Tamil Nadu batsman, who smashed an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls in India’s 68-run victory over West Indies in Trinidad, was named Player of the Match.
Karthik was questioned about the one aspect of his game that he wished he had worked on sooner at a media appearance before the fourth T20I on Saturday (August 6), in Lauderhill. He answered:
“Powerful blows. I have spent a lot of time working on that. I regret not doing that a little sooner in my professional life. But things are going well right now.”
Dinesh Karthik lauds the positive team environment:
The keeper-batter, whose international career has been up and down, has frequently discussed how the atmosphere in the Team India camp right now is significantly different from the past teams he has played for. He said again, praising the current arrangement:
“Players are given the chance to mess up. Giving players the chance to fail is crucial before moving on to the next one. Right present, there are tons of gamers in India. But in this case, you are rewarded for your long-term efforts. With this coaching staff, that is something that must be appreciated.”
Dinesh Karthik made his international debut for India in the first T20I in 2006. He has since played 45 times for his nation in the format, amassing 573 runs at a strike rate of 141.83.