Indian cricket has always been embracing quandaries in their cricketing expeditions, from coach selection to team selection this side has been cruising through a seesaw ride these days. The entire matter expands its wings when the slew of cricketers make their way to the dugout hoping to unleash their onslaught in the imminent chance given but matters drown deeper when all players in the eleven in order to establish their position in the team ended up giving their best shot in the middle. Something similar to this has yet been unfolded inside the Indian dugout as Dinesh Karthik and his counting of days for another opportunity to play wearing India’s jersey is still in motion.
Karthik already displayed a rich vein of form in 50-over cricket for Tamil Nadu which culminated in two title wins for the state – Vijay Hazare Trophy and Deodhar Trophy where Karthik recorded centuries in either final. Indian ODI team especially the middle order seems to be fully packed up with big names like Yuvraj Singh, Ravinder Jadeja, MS Dhoni and also Hardik Pandya along with Kedar Jadhav has been the matter of dilemma for Karthik’s arrival in the eleven. A possible return of Karthik to Indian team can be seen through an additional wicket keeper as he was placed in the Champions trophy squad.
This ray of hope, unfortunately, ignited his craving fire a little as during Champions trophy we all have witnessed how he had been put to rest for the entire Championship stint even after scoring an unbeaten 94 in the 2nd practice match before the official tour scratching the surface. Yaa! his slump in batting potential could be the reason for such ignorance but after displaying his reliable batting strength along with the skipper Kohli during the practice match was indeed the worth of a call to the eleven. Karthik has a sound technique and is more than capable of playing big shots at the end. He also has the experience to step into the shoes of Yuvraj at No. 4.
Also in lieu of Dhoni, 32-year-old could be a lucrative option for Indian perspective specifically as an extra wicket keeper option. As we all have witness hitherto that Dhoni’s onslaught has been waning these days hence in such circumstances Karthik could be cropped up to the business. And also he himself seemed confident of earning Kohli’s attention regarding his comeback to the team so it is thought to be imminent that we will witness Karthik playing for Indian cricket team very soon as he is an absolute player for all formats so his contribution in the team could result in a triumphant manner.
Belonging to the cohort of cricket fanatics, Ranojoy Middya is an assiduous cricketer who aspires to live life in purview of the cricketing world; penning his line of thinking at present and living up to it in the near future.