Former India bowler Irfan Pathan, who played alongside Karthik in India's first-ever T20I in 2006, talked about the veteran player.

Dinesh Karthik set the Indian Premier League 2022 on fire with explosive knocks for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He scored 330 runs in 10 innings at S/R 183.33 and was recalled to the Indian side.

The right-handed batter showed his class in the fourth match against South Africa and was lauded by money for his maiden fifty.

Former India bowler Irfan Pathan, who played alongside Karthik in India’s first-ever T20I in 2006, talked about the veteran player.

During the conversation, Irfan noted a similarity between Karthik and former South Africa better AB de Villiers.

“You won’t find a player with such a range of shots. I am not comparing him with AB de Villiers in terms of ability, but his range is similar to him. He has all the shots in his arsenal. When needed, he dances down the track and prefers the leg-side,” he said.

“He plays the spinners and fast bowlers with ease. Ig you ask him to go on an attack from ball one, he can also do that. Dinesh is a finisher,” he added.

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