For the second time in a row, the fans expressed their anger over Dinesh Karthik's treatment by the team.

While many legendary cricketers thinks that Dinesh Karthik should play for India in the ICC T20 World Cup later this year, Gautam Gambhir has a different opinion on the matter. DK was the best finisher in the Indian Premier League 2022 and was rewarded with a place in the Indian team for the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa.

Speaking on Star Sports’ show Match Point, Gambhir was asked about Karthik’s 30 off 21 against South Africa in the second T20I. 

“It was a very valuable knock from DK and he has been doing that for the last 2-3 months for RCB. But, I was a bit amazed that Axar came ahead of Dinesh Karthik,” said Gambhir.

When asked about Karthik’s possible selection for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, he highlighted how the return of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja will make it tough for Karthik to get a spot in the Indian team.

“Having Axar Patel in the Playing XI is a much better option as he is one of the leading all-rounders. In such a case I would not have him (Karthik) in the World Cup Squad. I would rather go with Rishabh Pant and Deepak Hooda. The comeback of Rohit, Virat, Suryakumar and KL will make things tough for Karthik,” he added.

Gambhir feels the only way Karthik can make it to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup 2022 is if the selectors drop one of the top 4.

“He can play in the World Cup if the selection committee drops one of the top four,” he added.

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