Dinesh Karthik
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Former India National Cricket Team left-arm pace bowler Ashish Nehra lavished praise on Dinesh Karthik for his incredible comeback to the Indian T20I team.

Dinesh Karthik made his T20 International debut on December 1, 2006, under the leadership of Virender Sehwag, against South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

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In his T20I debut he smashed 31* runs off 28 balls, including 3 fours and 1 six, to help his team win and he also won the Player of the Match award.

IND vs SA: Never Easy For A Senior Player To Make A Comeback – Ashish Nehra Hails Dinesh Karthik
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On June 17, 2022, under the leadership of Rishabh Pant, the 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman smashed his maiden T20I half-century in the 4th T20I of the five-match series against South Africa at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

Dinesh Karthik played a sensational knock of 55 runs off 27 balls, including 9 fours and 2 sixes, to help India win the match. Also, he won the Player of the Match award for his performance.

He was chosen as a finisher, but he also knows how to steady the ship – Ashish Nehra on Dinesh Karthik

Ashish Nehra
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Speaking on Cricbuzz after the 4th T20I between India and South Africa, Nehra praised Karthik and said that making a comeback is never an easy thing for senior players. He added that the team management would be happy to see Karthik’s brilliant knock.

“It’s never easy for a senior player to make such a comeback. He did start off well in the series but was in search of a big knock. While he had been scoring impactful runs, it was good to see him bat at No. 6 today and score a half-century. You expect this from an experienced player,” Nehra told Cricbuzz.

“He was chosen as a finisher, but he also knows how to steady the ship when needed. The team management will be very happy with his performance,” he added.

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

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