Hardik Pandya to Dinesh Karthik: “Given A Lot Of Inspiration To Many Guys” Karthik scored 55 runs off 27 balls to help India reach 169/6 in 20 overs in the 4th T20I.
Dinesh Karthik, 37, continued to have a memorable year, scoring a crucial 55-run knock against South Africa in the fourth T20I in Rajkot to set up Team India’s victory, bringing the five-match series to 2-2. Karthik came out to bat in the 13th over, saw out the first few balls, and then began to tee off, assisting India to 169/6 in 20 overs.
Dinesh Karthik innings featured nine fours and two sixes.
He also shared a 65-run fifth-wicket stand with Hardik Pandya. Hardik told Dinesh after the game that he continues to be an inspiration to everyone.
“I have to tell you, I truly want to tell you, you have been a source of inspiration for many men in their lives. I recall the conversation you were having when you weren’t in the picture; a lot of people wrote you off “In a video posted on the BCCI’s official website, Hardik told Dinesh Karthik.
“I recall those conversations, when you told me that my goal is to play for India again, and my goal is to play in this World Cup, and that I am going to give it my all, and seeing you achieve that is very inspiring. A lot of people will learn new things. Congratulations, my brother; I am very proud of you “He continue.
Team India easily defended 169 in the fourth T20I, dismissing South Africa for 87. Avesh Khan was the standout bowler, returning with four wickets.
The series finale will now be play on Sunday evening at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.