Dinesh Karthik displayed his finishing skills with a 21-ball 30 cameo to help India post 148 for six against South Africa after batting in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday. did. Shreyas Iyer (40) was the top scorer, while opener Ishan Kishan (34) and ‘designated finisher’ Karthik (30 not out) also helped India reach a competitive score.
Enrique Nortje (2/36) was the most successful bowler for South Africa, winning the toss and opting to field. Kagiso Rabada (1/15), Wayne Parnell (1/23), Dwayne Pretorius (1/40) and Keshav Maharaj (1/12) were also among the wickets.
— United News of India (@uniindianews) 12 June 2022
The only reason why Dinesh Karthik comes after Axar Patel is DK don’t need 2-3 overs, they just need 5-6 balls
Another reason why Rishabh Pant is Lund captain #INDvSA
— naruto (@naruto21349039) 12 June 2022
Finisher Dinesh Karthik
— sportstiger (@sportstigerapp) 12 June 2022
— Satyam Tiwari (@satyamiti1302) 12 June 2022
Dinesh Karthik’s brilliant cameo of 30 (21) helped India post a total of 148 against South Africa
— skyfair (@officialskyfair) 12 June 2022
– Sriviznu.offal (Sriviznu) 12 June 2022
Fans were excited to see Karthik come to the party after India’s batsmen struggled for the most part of the innings and lauded him as India’s savior in the second T20I against South Africa.
Notably, Karthik made a comeback on the back of some strong performances in IPL 2022, where he scored 330 runs in 16 matches for Royal Challengers Bangalore at a strike rate of 183.33. In the first T20I in Delhi, Karthik faced just two balls, remained unbeaten on 1 run.
Ahead of the second T20I set to be played in Cuttack on Sunday, Karthik played a game of “this or that” and the video was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of BCCI.
During the session, the 37-year-old was asked who would he prefer for lunch – favorite filmstar or sportsstar? To this he replied: “Roger Federer. I’ve always been a fan of him, the way he carries himself both on and off the field.”