Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa has praised Dinesh Karthik after he was named in India’s 15-man squad for the 2019 World Cup. The right hand batsman stated Karthik deserved to be in the squad as he has played exceptional cricket over the last few years.

“If ever a person deserved to be in this world cup squad on merit and his performances it (has) been @dkooo19!! Stoked for him!! Justice has been done. Easily the best finisher in the Indian squad in the past 2 years!!” Uthappa wrote on his Instagram profile.

Dinesh Karthik has been one of the most prolific scorers in limited overs cricket. Karthik has scored 425 runs in 20 matches at an average of 46.75 in ODIs since 2017.

Karthik single handedly led India to Nidahas Trophy triumph when Bangladesh had an upper hand in the finale of the tournament. He was omitted from the ODI series against Australia and the speculations were riffed that he would end up missing the World Cup bus.

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik was delighted to be part of the World Cup squad. “I am very excited. It has been a dream for me to be a part of this team for a long time now,” he said.

“As a team, we have done some special things and I have been through that journey and I have really wanted to be a part of this team,” he told www.kkr.in.

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