Aakash Chopra has lauded Dinesh Karthik for proving his doubters wrong and making a comeback to the Indian T20I team.

The role of a finisher is one of the most challenging ones in white-ball cricket. Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar believes India have one such player who should play in the ICC T20 World Cup.

He said Karthik is a strong contender to play the finisher’s role in the global event in Australia this year. Karthik was recalled to the side after his phenomenal performance for RCB in IPL 2022.

“He has proved his worth, and the series against South Africa gave him another platform to cement his place, which he grabbed with both hands,” Manjrekar told NDTV.

Karthik scored an attacking fifty in the fourth T20I, leading India to a series-equalling win against South Africa.

“He is the player in the world in T20 cricket who is a specialist kind of cameo batter down the order,” said Manjrekar.

“Karthik will not bat at three or four. He can make a useful contribution in just 15-20 balls.”

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