Senior wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik said that Team India should stick with Rahul Tripathi as their No.3 in T20Is unless Virat Kohli is included in the team.
During a discussion on Cricbuzz, Karthik noted that the Men in Blue need a player like Tripathi in the line-up.
“Rahul Tripathi deserves a place in the team, and he should play at the No.3 spot if Virat Kohli is not around. He is a very good player who plays for the team. He is a selfless player, and the team would need someone like him in the ICC tournaments,” he said.
After failing in the first two matches against New Zealand, the right-handed batter struck 44 off 22 balls in the final game. He took the pressure off Shubman Gill, who scored a century as India won the game by 168 runs.
Batting first, India accumulated 234/4 in 20 overs and bowled out the Kiwis for 66 runs.