In his first press conference as Team India's ODI skipper, he was asked to give young players chances in the top three batting slots.

Dinesh Karthik has backed Rohit Sharma to score runs in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. Karthik said India need a top-order batter to fire if they want to do well in the event.

According to him, Rohit loves big ICC events and he showed his class in the fifty-over World Cup when he became the first player to hit 5 hundreds in a single campaign. The India opener scored hundreds against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, England, Bangladesh and South Africa.

When he was asked about the leading run-getter in the T20 World Cup, he took Rohit and David Warner’s names.

“Both of them open the innings. Both of them are solid players. I would put money on either one of them. Both are very hungry,” Karthik said.

“Rohit Sharma and World Cups, they’re synonymous. They just love each other. They find ways to help each other out. If India are to do well he is somebody who needs to fire for them up top.

“David Warner hasn’t played cricket for Australia for some time now. A hungry David Warner is a scary David Warner. He will come all guns blazing. I’m expecting some big things from him,” he added.

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