Dinesh Karthik has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing edition of the IPL and has been an instrumental factor to shape up the lower-middle order of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2022. Despite the early landslides, his presence has effaced the immediate fears and has helped the Challengers to claw back from almost inextricable situations.
He has racked up important scores of 32*, 14*, 44*, 7* and 34 and all of these knocks have come at a tempestuous strike rate of 218 plus and an average of 131. He has evolved into the perfect finisher for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and continues to be a driving force in the heart of the Bengaluru franchise.
This is what Sachin Tendulkar had to say about Ravi Shastri
Dinesh Karthik was snapped up for a modest price of Rs 5.5 crore at the 2022 mega-auction and has so far proven his brilliance with some incredible power-hitting and an unprecedented show of reliability. In fact, he has been so good both with the bat and the gloves that there have been discussions of bringing him back to the Indian T20 side for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
His resurgence in the IPL has earned plaudits from virtuosos of the game that stars the likes of Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and others. However, he has been basking in the seventh heaven after the one and only, Sachin Tendulkar described the return of Dinesh Karthik as something impressive.
Praising Dinesh Karthik, Sachin was heard quoting, “RCB have a dangerous player in the lower-order in Dinesh Karthik. Karthik has the ability to play 360 degrees, be it against a spinner or fast bowler. When he started attacking, he literally did it from the first ball. And it doesn’t look as if he had made up his mind early that ‘I will hit this ball towards midwicket or above covers’. He looks at the ball and hits it; and the speed at which he is picking the line and length, very few batters in world cricket can read line and length quicker than DK.”
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— DK (@DineshKarthik) April 14, 2022
Dinesh Karthik was absolutely overjoyed with the kind words of Sachin Tendulkar as he took to Twitter to express his love and admiration for the Little Master. His last three years in the tournament weren’t good enough as he returned minimal figures, questioning his potential as a finisher. However, 2022 has seen a dangerous avatar of him that continues to be a pain in the hearts of the opposition of RCB.