Watch Ashwin Interview Karthik – ICC T20 WORLD CUP: After the match-winning knock in the India vs West Indies first T20 at…
Watch Ashwin Interview Karthik – ICC T20 WORLD CUP: After the match-winning knock in the India vs West Indies first T20 at the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium, Ravichandran Ashwin interviewed Dinesh Karthik. The latter loved the way how Ashwin introduced him, stating that he is the only player playing cricket since Lara retired in 2007. Both of them had a light chuckle, later stressing how he looking ahead to play a good role at the T20 World Cup in Australia in October. Follow IND vs WI T20 Series live updates with InsideSport.IN
This is how Ashwin introduced the viewers: “This is the Brian Lara Cricket Stadium and Brian Lara announced his retirement in 2007. There is one player left when Brian Lara was playing cricket. He (Dinesh Karthik) is here and how.”
Dinesh Karthik, who made his international debut in 2006, is the senior most player in the current India T20 set up. He has been part of different Indian teams, and the batter is loving his time at the middle amongst the current bunch the most.
Karthik applauds coach and captain: With Rahul Dravid as the head coach and Rohit Sharma as captain, Karthik has applauded how the duo has maintained a good atmosphere in the ongoing India vs West Indies T20 series as well.
Karthik has found a new lease of life under the new management. After his success in the IPL as finisher for RCB, he was included in the Indian team. He has played a couple of important knocks for the country in the last couple of months. His innings against WestIndies on Friday comprised of four fours and two sixes. He was also awarded the man of the match.
2 great friends, 1 good chat 🤝 👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 30, 2022
Karthik has eyes on T20 World Cup: Now, the Indian batter is eying the T20 World Cup in Australia. In fact, he has not been scoring runs in each and every outing as a finisher, but Karthik has been left impressed how the duo of Rohit and Dravid has dealt with such kind of failure, not individually, but at the team level also.
“I think this is a very different team and I am enjoying this set up. There is a great sort of calmness that is around the captain and the coach, lot of credit must go to them. They have created an atmosphere, where they are dealing with failures in the most rational way possible,” Karthik said.
“Also, they are bringing in people, who can help players try and be themselves. It was missing before. We (him and Ashwin) have been part of different teams, you know the journey as well. These are small tick boxes we need to have, the ultimate goal is to do well at the World Cup and I think we both have a role to play in that.”