Rohit Sharma didn’t mince his words while talking about Dinesh Karthik’s importance to the team.
The wicket-keeper batter has been the target of former India players, who feels Karthik’s type of role can be played by Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Deepak Hooda.
Ahead of the opening game of the Asia Cup 2022 against Pakistan, the India captain highlighted Dinesh Karthik’s ability to play crucial knocks.
“Dinesh Karthik was brought back because of the ability he possesses. Before he was dropped, he played some crucial knocks. He has done that again. When he returns, he never disappoints. That is why he is here,” said Rohit.
He was recalled to the Indian side after his magnificent performance for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022. The right-handed batter has played several match-winning knocks for the Men in Blue.