- Karthik says Dravid and Dhoni inspired him to open
- Dravid has been India’s goalkeeper in 26 events
- Dinesh Karthik was the top scorer in the 2007 England series
New Delhi: Dinesh Karthik is the first goalkeeper for the Indian team before MS Dhoni. He joined the national team at a young age, but was unable to play consistently and was removed from the team. The arrival of MS Dhoni also limited Dinesh Karthik’s international opportunities.
Although it had to be a shadow of Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik has no complaints. Now, Karthik reveals that Dhoni himself has always been an inspiration. Dhoni used to tell him to lead off the batting. Karthik revealed that the former captain had told him he could be a very talented hitter.
Karthik was instrumental in India by winning the Test series in England in 2007. He scored 263 runs in that series. He is the highest scorer in the series with a 43.83 average. Although he was not actively involved in the national team, Karthik has managed to win many victories for Tamil Nadu in national cricket.
Karthik says Dhoni and Dravid were the ones who spoke and inspired him about his hitting ability. Karthik has scored 1,025 runs in 26 events for India. He is also a commentator for the India-England series. Karthik, who plays in the IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders, is expected to return to the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.