Dinesh Karthik, who had final performed a T20I in February 2019, was added to the India squad for the 5 T20Is in opposition to South Africa on the again of a memorable IPL 2022 season, the place he amassed 330 runs in 16 innings for RCB.

Dinesh Karthik batting throughout a T20I match in opposition to South Africa. (Courtesy: PTI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dinesh Karthik turned oldest India batter to attain 50 in T20Is
  • Dinesh Karthik amassed 330 runs in 16 matches throughout IPL 2022
  • T20I collection between India and South Africa resulted in a 2-2 draw

India head coach Rahul Dravid heaped reward on Dinesh Karthik, calling him an enforcer of the crew after his innings at Rajkot helped the crew to degree the five-match T20I collection in opposition to South Africa.

The 37-year-old Karthik made a comeback to the India crew for the T20Is in opposition to South Africa. It was his 27-ball 55 within the fourth match that helped India publish a average whole after the top-order collapsed. Karthik additionally turned the oldest Indian batter to register a fifty within the shortest format.

“He was picked for a particular ability – one thing he was doing exceptionally effectively within the final 2-3 years. It’s good that his choice has been vindicated,” Dravid stated within the post-match press convention.

“It got here collectively brilliantly at Rajkot, the place we would have liked that massive efficiency within the final 5 overs to make a par rating. Karthik and Hardik (Pandya) batted fantastically for us. Each Karthik and Pandya are our enforcers on the loss of life. They’ll capitalise within the final 5-6 overs in addition to anybody on this planet.

“It’s good to see Karthik doing effectively. It opens choices for us going ahead. I used to be telling the fellows that they need to bang the doorways open, not simply knock. An innings like that (at Rajkot) definitely signifies that Karthik is banging onerous.”

Karthik, who had final performed a T20I in February 2019, was added to the India squad for the 5 T20Is on the again of a memorable IPL 2022 season, the place he amassed 330 runs in 16 innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The collection between India and South Africa resulted in a 2-2 draw because the fifth and decider T20I was referred to as off as a result of rain in Bengaluru.

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