Cricket NewsDinesh Karthik, a seasoned wicketkeeper and hitter, praised Rohit Sharma, the captain...

    Dinesh Karthik, a seasoned wicketkeeper and hitter, praised Rohit Sharma, the captain of India.


    On December 7, during the second One Day International match between India and Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik praised India captain Rohit Sharma’s courageous decision to bat against Bangladesh while still dealing with an injury to his thumb. Rohit demonstrated what it meant to represent the nation and to take the squad by the horns, according to Karthik, with his bold play. At the same time, he emphasized that Bangladesh was the superior team overall and that’s why they won the series.

    “It was so courageous and good of him. So good to see him on screen. He’s the captain and showed what it means for him to play for the country and lead from the front. Very valiant effort, but, in the end, the better team won the series,” said Dinesh Karthik. The third ODI is slated to take place on Saturday, December 10, but Rohit Sharma is sadly unable to play. Along with the captain, bowling all-arounder Deepak Chahar and pacer Kuldeep Sen have also been ruled out. Sen missed the final game because of back pain he had developed following the first ODI, and Chahar could only bowl three overs due to a hamstring injury.

    While fielding in the slips, Rohit Sharma suffered a thumb injury. After misplacing Anamul Haque’s catch, he appeared to be in excruciating pain and left the field right away to get help. He was taken to the hospital for scans and Virat Kohli opened the Indian batting instead of him. Later, Sharma came back to bat at No. 9 in the 43rd over, and in just 28 deliveries, he had smashed an unbeaten 51*. Before Mustafizur Rahman’s yorker on the final pitch prevented Rohit from hitting the final six runs as the hosts won by five runs, he nearly single-handedly brought India home.


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