IPL 2022: AB de Villiers Will Be Proud Watching You Finish Games For RCB- Virat Kohli Lauds Dinesh Karthik

Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

During the English summer last year, Dinesh Karthik won acclaim for his spell as a telecaster. The senior India cricketer even evaluated then India captain Virat Kohli for an extraordinary component. Forward to April 2022, it was Kohli’s chance to be behind the amplifier and interview Karthik who has been setting IPL 2022 ablaze with his new ‘finisher’ job for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Karthik, who has tracked down another rent of life at RCB, has amassed 197 runs in 6 matches at an amazing strike rate of more than 200. The India wicketkeeper created one more shocking thump on Saturday at the notorious Wankhede Stadium against Delhi Capitals in a crunch IPL 2022 match. Hitting 5 sizes and 5 fours, Karthik hit 66 not out in only 34 balls as he assisted RCB with recuperating from an early downturn and post a game dominating total of 189.

Dinesh Karthik Man Of The IPL So Far: Virat Kohli

 Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

Stressing that it was a special night and it called for a special interview, Virat Kohli told the IPL website: “I haven’t done this a lot. But here I am, today is a special night to do it. I am here with the man of the moment, ‘Man of the IPL’ for me so far.

“It’s been wonderful. I won’t even say ‘long may it continue’ because it will and you’re in that of space and I can see that. It was an honour to watch you bat again. Thanks for getting us across the line.

“This is the best I have seen you bat since IPL 2013,” Kohli added.

Spoke To Sanjay Bangar After Auction About Replacing AB de Villiers: Dinesh Karthik

Kohli proceeded to get some information about his groundwork for IPL 2022. The previous KKR commander was not in the best of forms in IPL 2021, overseeing only 223 runs in 17 matches. Be that as it may, RCB showed confidence in the Tamil Nadu hitter and got him for Rs 5.5 crore.

 Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dinesh Karthik(R) and Shahbaz Ahmed(L) (Image Credits: Twitter)

Answering Kohli’s inquiry, Karthik, who last played for India at the 2019 World Cup, said he had set a long haul and a momentary objective, with the previous being an India rebound ahead of the pack up to the current year’s T20 World Cup. Karthik additionally said he had gotten a call from RCB lead trainer Sanjay Bangar after the IPL 2022 mega auction during which the former India all-rounder had spoken about the need to take care of the finisher’s business without AB de Villiers.

“There is a small term goal and there’s a bigger vision as well. The small-term goal is to obviously do very well for RCB. I think credit to the RCB backroom staff. The day I got picked Sanjay bhai (Bangar) called me and said ‘DK you’ll be playing the finisher’s role’. We have lost out on AB, we can’t replace him with anybody half as good. We need 2-3 players to do that role’. He is that good.

“Then I took it upon myself to figure out that ‘okay, this is what I want to do’,” Karthik said.

I want To Play For The Country: Dinesh Karthik Talks About His Main Objective

“The bigger vision is that I want to play for the country. I know there is a World Cup around the corner. I want to be part of that World Cup desperately and help India cross that line. It’s been a long time since India won a multi-nation tournament. I want to be that person who is helping India do that. For that, you need to be aware of so many things, try and be that player who people think ‘hey this guy is doing something special.

 Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

“Every day I practice with that intent in my mind. Credit to my coach who has put me through so many drills to make sure I get the best out of myself.

“As you grow older, it’s important to stay fit. I have tried my best to do it.

“I am so happy contributing to RCB. This is my 2nd time with RCB and I wanted to do something special. For a start, it feels privileged that you’re asking me these questions,” he added.

AB Will Be Proud Of You: Virat Kohli Impressed By Dinesh Karthik

Kohli commended Karthik’s clearness of vision and said that individuals would have begun paying heed to the RCB star’s commitment with the bat.

Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

“I am very happy that DK is so clear with his goals. I can surely tell you that you have presented a very strong case, moving forward, playing T20 cricket not just for RCB but I am sure a lot of people are taking notice at the highest level as well.

“You mentioned AB and I think AB will be very proud watching from Pretoria, sitting at home and watching you finish games for us and take the team across the line,” Kohli added.

Dinesh Karthik has been in astonishing form for RCB, having previously executed the finisher’s job flawlessly on several events. In spite of weighty rivalry for a spot in the Indian T20 group, as Kohli referenced, Karthik is surely thumping on the entryways of the selectors.

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