“Disappointed With Sanju Samson…”: India Legend On Where The Wicketkeeper-Batter Is Lagging
With the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik in India’s T20I squad for the South Africa series, the Indian team management now has a variety of wicketkeeper-batter alternatives. The other two wicketkeeper-batters in the squad are Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan. Another option who has been in and out of the squad is Sanju Samson. The four together create a circumstance in which the selectors may be spoiled for choice. Kapil Dev, India’s 1983 World Cup-winning captain, has given his opinion on which of the four players is best suited for the wicketkeeper-batter post.”When it comes to wicketkeepers, they are all nearly identical. When it comes to the superior batter, however, any of the four can win you a game on any given day. Wriddhiman Saha, on the other hand, is a better wicket-keeper than these four. However, as batsmen, these four are superior “in a conversation on Uncut, Kapil Dev said.
“Sanju Samson has disappointed me. He is incredibly gifted. He performs admirably in one or two encounters before disappearing. Dinesh Karthik now leads the pack in terms of consistency. I believe Ishan Kishan has been put under duress. Perhaps it’s the stress of the high bid he received in the IPL auction. I’ve never had so much money before, so I won’t be able to say.
“In T20s, I don’t believe Dinesh Karthik has exceeded Rishabh Pant. This time, however, he has performed so brilliantly that he has forced selectors to pay attention to him. Pant is a teenager with plenty of cricket left in him, while Karthik has plenty of experience. The less that is said about Karthik, the better. He began before Dhoni and is still going strong.”
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has stated that Dinesh Karthik should be included in India’s T20 World Cup roster. Karthik achieved an outstanding strike rate of 183.33 while scoring 330 runs for RCB in IPL 2022.
“I’d take him, and I’d probably put him in the number five or six role. He pushed his game to a new level this year with the way he concluded games for RCB. Rishabh (Pant) will almost certainly maintain the gloves, but Dinesh was outstanding “On the ICC Review, Ponting stated.
“Virat (Kohli) had a great year, and Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) had a great start to the tournament…but DK was the winner. I believe it was also Faf who kept the RCB train running. I’d be amazed if he isn’t in the line-up someplace in India” he said.
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