Watch: Excited Karthik thrilled to don the whites again
KARTHIK’S COMEBACK IN TEST CRICKET
It’s only two days left for the England-India test series to begin. Dinesh Karthik was seen being interviewed by BCCI.TV on his preparation and expectations.
He seemed to be a bit nervous as he’ll be wearing the gloves in a Test series in England after exactly after 10 years of his impressive knocks against the same opposition.
Wriddhiman Saha got his left thumb injured while playing in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad and is not fit yet. Karthik will be replacing him.
IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE IN 2007 TEST SERIES
He last played test series in 2007 in England. He played an impressive cricket scoring 60 runs at Lord’s, 77 runs at Trent Bridge and 91 runs at the Oval, thus leading India’s 1-0 series victory.
Nervous, but excited to be back in whites: @DineshKarthik #TeamIndia wicketkeeper batsman spoke about his mental switch from white ball to red ball cricket and the exciting prospect of taking the field in whites.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 29, 2018
“I am feeling nervous and a little excited. After so long, I am playing test cricket. I will give my level best. Playing in England is a challenge in itself”, said Dinesh Karthik to BCCI.TV
QUALITY OF TEST CRICKET WAS VERY HIGH IN 2007: KARTHIK
“I don’t remember so far back, my memory is so bad. I do remember it as the highlight of my career (so far). It was indeed a very hard Test series-one of the very series where all the XI players were the same through the three Tests. It was that competitive. Both the squads did not need to make any changes with the players and that shows the kind of quality of cricket in the contest.”,he added.
ALL PRAISES FOR KOHLI AND SHASTRI
The 33-year-old cricketer was also seen praising Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri for their hard work and dedication they are putting in the practice session.
“We are looking forward to it as a collective squad and we are very excited to see the captain and coach leading us from the front. They are putting in a lot of positive energy and positive vibes, so at this point of the practice, we are all ready to face them”, he concluded.