I have been practising these shots, says Dinesh Karthik

COLOMBO: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who on Sunday, handed India a nail-biting four wicket victory over Bangladesh in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series with a six off the final ball, said he has been practising these types of shots.

Coming in the second last over with scoreboard reading 133/5, Karthik announced his arrival at the crease through two sixes and a four.

The drama unfolded in the last over when India needed five runs in the last ball. Kathik slammed a flat six over extra cover to clinch the issue. He scored 29 off just 8 balls.

“I have been practising these shots — having a strong base and then hitting from there,” Karthik said after the match.

“Happy to be where I’m and thanks to the support staff who have kept on supporting me for the last few months,” he added.

“Really happy to come out of this tournament. Wouldn’t have done justice to the tournament had we not won with the bunch of young guys in the team,” Karthik said.

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