Dinesh Karthik, the seasoned Indian wicketkeeper, found himself in a tricky spot when faced with the question of his preference between his friends and former teammates, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Having shared great camaraderie with both cricketing icons, Karthik responded to this conundrum with his characteristic wit.
In a fan interaction on Cricbuzz, Karthik playfully addressed the inquiry, saying, “Sir both are my friends (Rohit and Virat). Marwaaoge kya (will you get me killed?). Still, I will genuinely answer. While batting first, I love watching Rohit. He has three double centuries as well. Batting second, master chase, Virat Kohli.”
Karthik’s diplomatic response beautifully captures the essence of friendship and admiration that transcends on-field rivalries. It reflects his genuine appreciation for the unique skills and contributions of both Rohit and Virat to Indian cricket.
Additionally, Karthik praised the Indian bowling performance during the India-Pakistan match, acknowledging the role it played in Pakistan’s batting collapse. He emphasized the exceptional quality of the Indian bowling attack, attributing the downfall of Pakistan’s wickets to the relentless pressure applied by the Indian team.
“Yes, Pakistan collapsed, but it was due to high-quality Indian bowling. If you look at literally each wicket, there was some great bowling and pressure applied on the field by the Indians, and that’s why Pakistan collapsed. Yes, there’s a little lack of skill, but it was great bowling by the Indian team,” Karthik explained.
As India looks to strengthen its position at the top of the World Cup table, the upcoming clash against Bangladesh in Pune promises to be another thrilling encounter in the tournament. With a lineup featuring remarkable talents like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Indian cricket enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to in the World Cup 2023.