While Dinesh Karthik is close to cementing his place as a finisher in India’s T20 World Cup squad, former Indian cricketer Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes that Karthik is not a finisher at all and that few people actually have a finisher. wrong definition of role.
According to Srikanth, who was speaking fancodeA player who can only bat in a specific period of the innings cannot be called a finisher. A finisher is someone who has the ability to come to the crease at the start of the innings and set up the innings before finalizing it with some big shots at the end.
But, what Dinesh Karthik is doing is the last part of the finisher’s job. He is coming to the crease towards the end of the innings and is playing some big shots. While he is doing that part brilliantly, it is not the complete role of a finisher.
Incredible Dinesh Karthik, finisher in T20. #IndvWI pic.twitter.com/oNul4KAaeW
– Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 2 August 2022
Rohit Sharma is also a finisher, but Dinesh Karthik is not: Srikkanth
According to Srikanth, there are 3 or 4 such players in the Indian team who can be called finishers. Even Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, though he opens the innings, can be called a finisher as he can set up the innings, bat properly and can also play big hits at the end. .
Hardik Pandya can do it, Rishabh Pant can do it too. These players can come early and work their way through the innings to get themselves in a position where they can finish the innings and that is why these players are proper finishers, not Dinesh Karthik.
This is what is wrong with Dinesh Kathik. He cannot bat under pressure for long. If 30 is needed in 3-4 overs, he can hit, but he can’t score 80-90 runs in 7-8 overs the same way Hardik, and Ms. used to do at their prime.#INDvWI #dinesh karthik
— Aditya Jha (@aditya jha 7) 1 August 2022
Dinesh Karthik, who was the player of the match in the first T20 International against West Indies after scoring 41 runs in 19 balls, is currently batting at No. 7 for India and especially used by the Indian team management in the last 5 overs of the innings.