As per the Indian Cricket News & Cricket Buzz Dinesh Karthik has replaced KL Rahul in the upcoming New Zealand tour starting from 22nd of this month , and Karthik is very happy of the fact that he will be a part of the team that is being led by Virat Kohli
Karthik said that Virat Kohli is a captain with a very positive mind and he is always looking forward to win in any given situation which is a very good attitude from the leadership point of view as of not giving chances away to steal the show
He said he is proud and very happy of the fact that he will led by the present captain Virat Kohli who possess a lot of skill and is very much in form
The great thing is that the bowlers are able to bat, which adds death to the side. I am honoured and privileged just to be part of this team,” he told reporters on the sidelines of Tamil Nadu’s Group “C’ Ranji Trophy match against Tripura.
He sang praise of Kohli and said the captain was “very vibrant and very positive. He is always looking to win”. Karthik, who is making a return to the 50-overs side for the ODIs against New Zealand after having last played in the series against West Indies in the Caribbean a few months ago, said he was happy to be back and hoped to do well if he got the opportunity.
“I feel very positive to be back in the side. I feel very confident and will try to give my best. The team set-up is very vibrant and there are good vibes in the dressing room. If I get the chance I have to make the most of it,” he said.
On what he felt was the best batting position for him in the Indian line-up, Karthik, who has played 73 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals so far, said No 4 was the best one from him and he was confident of doing well.
“Obviously No 4 is a great best position for me to bat. I have been batting at No 4 for Tamil Nadu in white ball cricket. I am confident that I can do well.”
“I am confident of fielding anywhere. It is part of my repertoire. Now that I am back-up for M S Dhoni, it is important that I keep practising and whenever given the opportunity do the best I can,” he said when asked he could adpat to fielding as he was basically a ‘keeper.
On his interaction with the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, Karthik said “he (Shastri) is fantastic. He had a chat with me and told me how he sees me in future. He told me what I must do. Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar make a formidable support staff along with Shastri,” Karthik said.