“What a finisher”- twitter blows up for Karthik

“What a finisher”- twitter blows up for Karthik

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jul 30, 2022 12:15 PM IST

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India ace finisher Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 41 off just 19 balls in the first T20I against West Indies in Tarouba grabbed everybody’s eye.

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Karthik came out to bat after the excusal of captain Rohit Sharma in the fifteenth over. The wicket-manager player was simply ready to add 11 runs with Ravindra Jadeja before the all-rounder got excused in the sixteenth over. Karthik was phenomenal at his role as he batted mindfully before going for huge hits against the West Indies bowling attack.

The 37-year-old Karthik began delayed as he figured out how to score only 17 runs in his first 12 deliveries, however at that point he crushed electrifying 24 runs at a strike pace of 342.85 in the last 7 balls of his innings. He was flawless while batting with Ravichandran Ashwin as he added 52 runs in only 25 balls with the off-spinner.

Karthik’s comeback to the Indian time has been a centre table discussion for some time now and it doesn’t appear to stop whenever as he is simply moving high above with game dominating performances.

This is a gander at the way twitter responded to his bursting thump against Windies in first T20I:

Karthik’s batting was a treat to eyes for all cricket fans and they botched no a potential open door in valuing his exhibition. The fans complimented him in different ways on Twitter and here’s our pick of the bunch:

India skipper Rohit Sharma was the top-scorer in Tarouba with 64 off 44 balls. While he stood firm on the pitch, he didn’t get a lot of help from the opposite end as India’s top order failed to create a decent show with bat.

Suryakumar Yadav was advanced as an opener yet couldn’t contribute much as he returned to form at only 24 runs off 16 balls. A ton of expectations were on the young batters yet Shreyas Iyer (0 off 4), Rishabh Pant ( 14 off 12) and Hardik Pandya (1 off 3) didn’t perform well. That is when Karthik exhibited his abilities and took India to 190/6 out of 20 overs.

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While chasing 191, Windies confronted a top-notch action from Indian spinners as they wore the pants when the hosts came to bat on a similar pitch. Arshdeep Singh, R Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi took two each and took India to a simple success.

India will take on West Indies in the second T20I on August 1 (Monday) at Warner Park Stadium, Basseterre.