Rediff – ‘It feels good that all the attention is on me’

‘All the good karma and good things I have done over the years helped me hit that six’

Dinesh Karthik has become the toast of the nation with his 8-ball-29 against Bangladesh in the tri-series final but he still feels like a ‘student in an University where Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a topper’, when it comes to the tag of a best finisher.

Summary

  • ‘It feels good that all the attention is on me”All the good karma and good things I have done over the years helped me hit that six’Dinesh Karthik has become the toast of the nation with his 8-ball-29 against Bangladesh in the tri-series final but he still feels like a ‘student in an University where Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a topper’, when it comes to the tag of a best finisher.
  • Interestingly, Karthik made his international debut in September 2004 during Champions Trophy in England, three months before Dhoni’s debut against Bangladesh in a bilateral series in December.
  • In the next 14 years, Dhoni became India’s most successful captain and one of its greatest limited overs exponent while Karthik struggled in the fringes, waiting for his chances.
  • Having been around for a decade and a half, Karthik is finally enjoying his time under spotlight, something he has so richly deserved.
  • Karthik also said the time spent with Mumbai cricketer Abhishek Nayar over the years had helped him strengthen the mental aspect of his game.


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