The 32 years old wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik who hails from Tamil Nadu is eyeing for a comeback in the test team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Dinesh Karthik had an amazing season with the bat for Tamil Nadu in the four-day format and is now looking for a middle order spot in Kohli’s team.
“I want to try to push for a spot in the Test team now that I am part of the ODI and T20 sides. That is a plausible dream for me. I would love to wear the whites again and play under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. The kind of shots I have, it can make an impact in the middle-order,” Dinesh Karthik said.
Dinesh Karthik last represented India in the white jersey in 2010 against Bangladesh where he scored 0 and 27 in the two innings.
While talking about his chances to play the 2019 World cup, Dinesh quoted saying, “It is important to make use of the opportunity given to me in the One-dayers. But I don’t want to keep thinking about it and put pressure on myself. The plan is to score runs whenever I get an opportunity. It feels good to score runs for the country. [It] feels good to be back to be back in the team. The aim is to play the World Cup in 2019.” Dinesh Karthik made a significant contribution to the team whenever he got the opportunity to bat in that heavy line-up.
“I am a genuine keeper and a genuine batsman. In a sense, I am a two-skilled player. I am a genuine all-rounder and can also field at any position. I have always had the confidence that I can play in any team as a batsman. Keeping comes naturally to me,” Dinesh Karthik said when asked whether keep aside his gloves and concentrate more on batting now that he was picked as a pure batsman in the ODI’s.
Dinesh Karthik welcomed the inclusion of Ireland and Afghanistan getting test status, “It will be very interesting. It has to be seen what kind of domestic set-up they have. In today’s world it is important to keep Test cricket as exciting as possible,’ he concluded.