Dinesh Karthik and Ricky Ponting
Dinesh Karthik and Ricky Ponting (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the newest addition to a protracted listing of former cricketers to lavish praises on veteran Dinesh Karthik. The wicketkeeper-batter earned a recall to the nationwide group after a powerful outing in IPL 2022 and is a part of the Indian T20I group within the ongoing collection towards South Africa.

Karthik, who was seemingly out of the image for the nationwide facet, reinvented his recreation drastically within the lately concluded IPL 2022 as he donned the position of a finisher for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The wicketkeeper-batter was one of many spotlight performers of the season in a star-studded batting line-up. The diminutive right-hander completed the season with 330 runs to his title, with an excellent strike fee of 183.

Ponting was gushing over the job that the right-hander did for his facet coming within the latter levels of the innings and believes that he must be part of the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this 12 months.

“I’d have him, and I’d have him in at that 5 – 6 roles. The way in which that he completed video games for RCB this 12 months, he took his recreation to a different stage. Once you take a look at the IPL, you need your higher gamers to perhaps have the ability to win two or three, perhaps 4 video games via the season. If you will get that out of them, it’s most likely going to be a extremely good return,” Ponting revealed in a chat with Isa Guha on The ICC Overview.

Dinesh Karthik most likely had a much bigger influence than many of the different RCB gamers: Ricky Ponting

The emergence of Rajat Patidar within the center order and the pyrotechnics of Karthik within the loss of life overs propelled RCB to the playoffs of IPL 2022. Even with the contributions of skipper Faf du Plessis and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, Ponting believes that the 37-year-old outperformed all these batters along with his impactful cameos.

“However Dinesh most likely had a much bigger influence on a number of the video games than many of the different RCB gamers did this 12 months. Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) began the match rather well however DK was the one. And Faf too I assume, who stored the RCB bandwagon rolling. I’d be shocked if he’s not of their (India) line-up someplace,” the three-time World Cup winner added.