IND vs SA: Dinesh Karthik And Hardik Pandya Are Enforces At The Death- Coach Rahul Dravid

Updated - 20 Jun 2022, 05:49 PM

Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI
Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya. PC-BCCI

Indian coach Rahul Dravid lauded Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya for their death over batting during IND vs SA 4th T20I at Rajkot. Dravid said that both Karthik and Pandya are the enforces at the death of the Indian team.

During IND vs SA 4th T20I, Hardik Pandya slammed 46 off 31 while Karthik smacked 55 off 27 to help India reach the par total in the 1st innings. India was railing at 81-4 in 13 overs. But the duo helped the team to reach 169-6 till the final ball with their exceptional batting performances.

Rahul Dravid PC- BCCI
Rahul Dravid PC- BCCI

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It is Nice To See Dinesh Karthik Doing Well: Rahul Dravid

While speaking to the press after the conclusion of the IND vs SA series, Rahul Dravid said that Karthik and Pandya are the enforcers at death. He has said that Karthik is doing really well for the team.

“It came together brilliantly at Rajkot, where we needed that big performance in the last 5 overs to make a par score. Karthik and Hardik (Pandya) batted beautifully for us. Both Karthik and Pandya are our enforcers at the death. They can capitalise in the last 5-6 overs as well as anyone in the world”, Rahul Dravid said.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik PC- Twitter

“It is nice to see Karthik doing well. It opens options for us going forward. I was telling the guys that they have to bang the doors open, not just knock. An innings like that (at Rajkot) certainly means that Karthik is banging hard. He was picked for a specific skill – something he was doing exceptionally well in the last 2-3 years. It is nice that his selection has been vindicated,” Dravid further added.

Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA
Temba Bavuma and Rishabh Pant, IND vs SA (Credits: BCCI)

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Meanwhile, India vs South Africa T20I series ended in a tie 2-2 after the 5th T20I was washed out due to rain. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India won the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was awarded the player of the series award.


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