A lot of questions were raised over Dinesh Karthik’s inclusion in the World Cup squad recently, with critics doubting his longevity in the limited overs format.
Giving the perfect reply to his doubters, the 33-year-old struck a sublime knock of 97 versus Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Leading Kolkata Knight Riders from the front, the veteran player inflicted serious damage to the Royals’ bowling attack as he found the middle of the bat frequently during his destructive innings.
Running short of support on the other hand, Karthik played a lone hand as he smashed the bowlers for 9 sixes and 7 fours.
The Kolkata skipper’s magnificent knock, nevertheless, could not give his team a win as the bowlers failed to back up Karthik’s superb batting efforts.