Ahead of Afghanistan Test, DK lauds MS Dhoni
Dinesh Karthik is making his comeback to the Test fold after a gap of eight years. He is set to play in the one-off Test against Afghanistan, starting Thursday. The player, who has been in prime form this year, will look to make the most out of this chance. He shared his thoughts on why he lost his place in Tests and praised Dhoni.
DK will have to make this chance count
DK played his last Test match for India against Bangladesh in 2010 and was omitted due to lack of form. In the last 8 years, Karthik never got another chance courtesy MS Dhoni and then Wriddhiman Saha. The player now has an opportunity to do an able job behind the stumps. He will look to book a berth for the England series.
Didn't lose my place to a normal cricketer, says DK
Karthik was candid about the lost opportunities. He cited that he lost his place as his form wasn't good enough besides Dhoni was breathing down his neck. DK praised the former skipper and lauded him as one of the greatest captains India have ever produced. He then said that he didn't lose his place to a normal cricketer as Dhoni is a special talent.
DK wary of the threats Afghanistan pose
Karthik is looking forward to the Afghanistan Test match and is wary about the threats they pose as a side. He wants to deliver the goods. He is sure of doing his best on and off the field. With Wriddhiman Saha out of form as well as injury spells bothering him, Karthik will be hoping to cement his place in the Test squad.