IND vs ENG: “Even Though It Was A Warm-up Game, It Felt Special”

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Dinesh Karthik, the wicketkeeper-batsman for Squad India, posted on social media about managing the Indian team in a practice T20 match against Derbyshire on Friday (July 1). 

In the exhibition match, the Indians beat Derbyshire by seven wickets after dominating with both the bat and the ball. They had 3.2 overs left when they arrived home.

Dinesh Karthik. PC- BCCI
Dinesh Karthik. PC- BCCI

Dinesh Karthik Shares Indian Team Captaincy Experience

Karthik tweeted a few pictures from the game on his official Twitter account on Saturday. He also wrote about his experiences as the first Indian leader of a team along with the images 

IND vs ENG: “Even Though It Was A Warm-up Game, It Felt Special” - Dinesh Karthik Shares Emotional Message After T20 Against Derbyshire

“Have been around for many years but this was the first time I led the team in blue. Even though it was a warm-up game, it felt special and a great honour. Big thanks to all who have always supported and for the wishes. Proud of being a part of this team.” 

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Comeback Of Dinesh Karthik

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Dinesh Karthik PC- Twitter

The Indians limited their opponents to 150 for eight after choosing to bowl first. Each Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik took two wickets.  

The chase was then headed by Deepak Hooda, who scored 59 off 37 balls, while Sanju Samson (39), and Suryakumar Yadav (36*), both played well, and contributed runs. At run-a-ball seven, Karthik stayed undefeated. 

Karthik was recalled for the home T20I series against South Africa after an outstanding IPL 2022 season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), during which he pounded 330 runs at a strike rate of 183.33. 

He didn’t let us down, scoring 92 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 158.62 and an average of 46. As India tied the series at 2-2 with a decisive 55 off only 27 balls in the fourth T20I in Rajkot, the 37-year-old was awarded Player of the Match. 

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Dinesh Karthik PC- BCCI

He will take part in the three-game T20I series against England that will be contested from July 7 to July 10. The three contests will take place in Nottingham, Birmingham, and Southampton. 

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