Dinesh Karthik should bat at No. 4 as long as he is peforming: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

Dinesh Karthik should bat at No. 4 as long as he is peforming: Sourav Ganguly to India Today

November 18, 2019 uttpdooa 0

first_imgAfter a crushing defeat at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium India came back in fine fashion in the second ODI at Pune against New Zealand to level the three-match series 1-1.Riding on fantastic bowling performances by Bhuvneshwar Kumar & Co., India restricted the Black Caps to 230/9 from their 50 overs. The batsmen followed it up with a clinical display to take India over the line. Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik struck fifties and a 66-run partnership for the third wicket to help India win the match.While Dhawan fell for 68, Karthik stayed till the end and made sure the hosts win the match and remained not out on the process for 64.50s from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik help India chase down 231 to win the 2nd #INDvNZ ODI by 6 wickets.https://t.co/vyTOuNASgs pic.twitter.com/IvZ9kuG27L- ICC (@ICC) October 25, 2017Talking about the gritty knock from the seasoned player, former India captain Sourav Ganguly said that it was a good innings and he should be allowed to play at No. 4 as long as he is performing.”He played well to be honest, although there was not much pressure when you’re chasing that kind of a total,” he said.”He will be tested but he should play as long as he is performing. But he should be allowed to play at No. 4 as long as he is scoring the runs,” he added.FIFTY! @DineshKarthik brings up his 9th ODI 50 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/bXQyj02LrM- BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh also echoed the views of his former captain and said that this will give Dinesh Karthik more confidence and he will perform even better in the future.advertisement”Happy to see Dinesh Karthik batting at No. 4. He is one of those guys who has the correct technique to bat at No. 4. Good to see him getting those runs and I’m sure these will boost his confidence and also Virat Kohli,” said Harbahjan.”I’m sure you will see better performances in the future,” he added.Ganguly also spoke about the series and said that India are firm favourites to win the series despite of the defeat in the first match. The former captain said that its’ extremely difficult to beat India in India.”Don’t predict in cricket. But India are favourites to win the series. It’s is very hard to beat India in India and I think Virat Kohli’s side will keep the record intact,” he said.The final ODI is on October 29 at Kanpur.Smiles and handshakes. #TeamIndia wrap up the 2nd ODI by 6 wickets in Pune. 1-1 #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/FA96rBOzSq- BCCI (@BCCI) October 25, 2017last_img

 

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