Dinesh Karthik will be on flight to Australia for T20 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar
Mumbai: Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is confident that slog overs specialist Dinesh Karthik will battle against Australia for the ICC T20 World Cup this year. to reclaim your position.
Gavaskar and Karthik shared the commentary box during the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand last year and the legendary cricketer revealed how hard Karthik worked to get back into the national team, even the hotel gym Quit “because it wasn’t good enough”, and enrolled in a club.
“When we (he and Dinesh Karthik) went for the World Test Championship we were having lunch, breakfast, dinner together. And there he was telling me about his ambition to be back in the India team for the T20 World Cup,” Gavaskar told Star Sports.
“He (Karthok) didn’t line up for the United Arab Emirates (T20 World Cup last year) but this time ((Australia in 2022), he looks great to be part of the flight to Melbourne,” Added Gavaskar.
Gavaskar revealed Kartik’s workout routine, which consisted of creating scenarios in mind and practicing accordingly.
“He was telling me how he was creating situations in his mind and practicing according to them. So it wasn’t just mindless exercise, it was thoughtful practice. “It was an exercise according to what the situation might be like when he is there,” Gavaskar said.
Elaborating on it, Gavaskar said, “Because if you are batting on 6 and 7, you will get 20 overs and not 18 overs. You’ll get 5-6, maybe nine overs to bat, but in those nines, how to go about it, that’s what he was practicing. ,
Gavaskar talked about how the wicket-keeper batsman enrolled at a better facility to continue his special workout regime.
“He was also training so he left the hotel gym because it was not good enough. He wanted to do some special training. He went and enrolled himself in a club,” said the legendary cricketer.
“It tells you about the dedication and eagerness to be back in the Indian team. And the way he is playing now, he will only admire you. You have worked hard and this is the reward. ,
Despite facing limited deliveries in the recently concluded India-South Africa series, Karthik scored 92 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 158.62.