India and Pakistan are currently locking horns in their first game of the Super 4s stage of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022. The two teams once clashed with each other in their opening game of the tournament, which saw the Rohit Sharma-led side bagging the game by 5 wickets.
India drops Dinesh Karthik from the playing XI against Pakistan
The Super 4 stage encounter between India and Pakistan is taking place in Dubai. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and put India to bat first. Pakistan made one change by bringing in Mohammad Hasnain in place of injured Shahnawaz Dahani.
‘Men in Blue on the other hand made three changes and drafted Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, and Ravi Bishnoi on the side, replacing Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, and Avesh Khan respectively.
However, one change that surprised many was Karthik. The keeper batter was given nod ahead of Rishabh Pant in the first game against Pakistan and was also in the playing XI when India locked horns against Hong Kong.
Karthik has been in a staggering form of late and has provided his team with crucial finishes in almost every match since his comeback. But it’s fair to say that the keeper batter was dropped because of Jadeja’s injury. Jadeja’s injury hampered India’s balance and they had no choice other than playing Rishabh Pant and dropping Karthik.
Twitterati is unhappy with the Indian team dropping Dinesh Karthik.
As Karthik was dropped from the playing XI, fans on Twitter were unhappy with the team’s decision. They feel that the senior batter should’ve held his place in the side and it’ll be now difficult for him to find his spot back.
Here’s what they said:
— The Innocent Girl (@kvdpvn) September 4, 2022
Dk popa's career in a nutshell 😞 pic.twitter.com/xRipVTQr4C
— DK Popa (@DK_Popa_) September 4, 2022Advertisement
Dk popa has been rested for today's game 😌
He is being preserved for more important matches 🔥Advertisement
— DK Popa (@DK_Popa_) September 4, 2022
So hasnain is playing this line up looks strong..I m so sad that DK has to sit out for some under performers
— Archer (@poserarcher) September 4, 2022Advertisement
Will be extremely difficult for DK to get back into the XI now that Jadeja is unavailable. Jaddu might just have unintentionally crashed another dream along with his own.Advertisement
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) September 4, 2022
No disrespect to rohit and dravid but if Shastri and kohli dropped dk after a game (irrespective of how much opportunity he has got) cricket twitter would have gone craZZZZy
— s (@_sectumsempra18) September 4, 2022Advertisement
Okay. So #dineshkarthik were preferred over Rishabh Pant in the first match against Pakistan. He faced just one delivery in the last two matches. Then he suddenly gets dropped. And that’s how we are trying to won a World Cup? #AsiaCupT20 #INDvsPAKAdvertisement
— Deepesh Sharma (@deepesh__sharma) September 4, 2022
DK doesn't deserved to be dropped for KL Rahul….. Just not fair… Even if they had to include Rishabh..
— Vishesh Koul (@visheshkoul) September 4, 2022Advertisement
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) September 4, 2022