Dinesh Karthik has been in a terrific batting form for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing IPL 2022 season. He showed a glimpse of his exceptional finishing talent in the 54th match of the tournament against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
RCB had batted first after Faf du Plessis won the toss and received a huge blow as Virat Kohli was dismissed off the first ball itself. But then Du Plessis (73*) and Rajat Patidar (48) added 105 runs in 12.1 overs.
Then Glenn Maxwell made 33 in 24 balls, and RCB looked set for a score of around 170 runs. But Dinesh Karthik sprang into action as he smashed 4 sixes and 1 four in the 8 balls he faced and remained unbeaten on 30 as RCB finished on 192/3 in 20 overs.
Karthik now has 274 runs in 12 matches at an average of 68.50 with one fifty to his name. He has a strike rate of 200 and has hit 21 fours and 21 sixes thus far in the tournament.
His finishing cameos have won the hearts of cricket experts across the world and many have called for him to be included in the Indian team as a finisher eyeing the T20 World Cup 2022 to be played in Australia.
Here are some of the tweets: