Dinesh Karthik. (Picture Supply: Disney+Hotstar)

India had a poor outing towards South Africa on the Optus Stadium in Perth, the place the 2 groups met for his or her T20 World Cup 2022 group stage fixture. After two back-to-back wins, the Males in Blue had been in nice type however the Proteas bowlers restricted India to a low whole of 133 runs, and the batters then chased it down within the closing over at hand India their first loss.

Dinesh Karthik’s proficiency with the bat within the decrease order earned him a spot again within the Indian crew, and he additionally gained the skipper and the coach’s belief to make his place within the taking part in mixture. However thus far within the match, Karthik has not been very spectacular as he was dismissed cheaply towards Pakistan and struggled to attain towards South Africa earlier than being dismissed.

Pant ought to’ve been within the crew: Sehwag

Former India cricketer and legendary batter Virender Sehwag was not happy with Karthik’s strategy within the recreation and opined that Rishabh Pant ought to have gotten a possibility to play the sport as he has the expertise taking part in on Australian pitches.

“This could have been the case from the primary day. Rishabh Pant has performed Assessments and ODIs there, and has carried out and he is aware of methods to carry out in these circumstances. When did Dinesh Karthik final play in Australia, when has he performed on such bouncy wickets? This is not a Bengaluru wicket. I stated this even right this moment that Pant ought to’ve been within the crew as an alternative of Hooda, Pant has the expertise of taking part in right here. His Gabba innings is a legend,” Sehwag stated on Cricbuzz.

“I can solely give them suggestion, it is the administration’s determination. If Karthik is match, they are going to return to him once more. However in accordance with me, Rishabh Pant ought to’ve been within the XI from the beginning,” he added.

Within the fixture towards Australia, India made one change as they introduced Deepak Hooda within the mixture instead of Axar Patel, however didn’t use him as a spinner and utilized him purely as a batter. Hooda did not make an impression, and thus Sehwag opined that Pant would have been a greater choice than Hooda.

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