Dinesh Karthik has emerged as the match-winner for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. The veteran batsman has performed exceedingly well in finishing games for the Bangalore-based franchise.
The star player has batted in his top-notch gear with the willow in the ongoing IPL season. He has mustered 274 runs in 12 games at a strike rate of 200. He has smashed 21 boundaries and the same number of sixes in this season so far. Recently, he also revealed his wish on playing in the upcoming season of the World Cup.
Sunil Gavaskar Gives Big Statement on Dinesh Karthik
The veteran cricketer has done an amazing job and has forced netizens to speak in his favor. Now, former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar has also joined the bandwagon praising the performance of Karthik.
Recently, the former cricketer said that he was commentating with Dinesh Karthik during the World Test Championship final against England. As per him, he was then only determined to play for Team India in the World Cup. He added that the right-handed wicketkeeper didn’t get picked for the national side. However, now he has come up with a brilliant performance in the IPL and he has earned the right to play for India once again at least in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Sunil Gavaskar even mentioned that if he was the selector of the team then he would have picked him in the side at any cost.
“We did commentary together during the World Test Championship final in England last year and before that, we spent a lot of time together when we were in quarantine. I know from then how determined he has been about playing in the T20 World Cups of 2021 and 2022.
He wasn’t selected for last year’s World Cup but the way he has performed in IPL 2022, if I were a selector then I would definitely pick him for the upcoming T20 World Cup,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.
“Form is important. They say form is temporary and class is permanent and if a classy player is in form, then you must pick him. The way he is batting currently he should be considered and included as a pure batter and wicket-keeping should be an added option,” he added.