Deodhar Trophy: Dinesh Karthik Takes a One-Handed Stunner; Fans Rally for Karthik to Replace Rishabh Pant in Indian Team
After Rishabh Pant's forgettable outing in the 1st T20I against Bangladesh in Delhi on Sunday, the young keeper had came under heavy criticism for his shoddy work behind the stumps and a botched DRS. Bangladesh eventually won by three wickets for their first win over India in the format.
The troll army on social media were up and running lambasting Pant and to make matters worse for Pant, senior wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has was replaced by Pant at the first choice keeper - given when MS Dhoni is unavailable - took a one-handed stunner during Deodhar Trophy final on Monday to remind fans of his credentials.
WATCH: @DineshKarthik plucks a stunner to send @parthiv9 packing in the ongoing #DeodharTrophy final. 😮😮https://t.co/bbqDWnaa9w.BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 4, 2019
And on cue the social media was abuzz with the comparisons between Pant and Karthik with many fans calling for Karthik to replace Pant for the Bangladesh series. One user even went ahead and listed down quirky coincidences with Karthik playing a pivotal role in major wins for Rohit Sharma as captain. Sharma's first IPL trophy with Mumbai Indians was majorly owed to Karthik, so has his first Champions League T20 title and also the Nidahas Trophy final.
HERE ARE A FEW TWEETS .
Memories of @DineshKarthik innings in the Nidhahas trophy 2018 final is still fresh in the memory. After a year now he is not in the squad. Think what would have happened if he was there yesterday #IndvsBan.Karthikeyan.G (@karthikvnr8) November 4, 2019
what a coincidence...1.Rohit won his first IPL trophy..Reason (DK)2.Rohit won his first clt trophy..Reason(DK).3.Rohit won nidhash trophy..Reason(DK).4.Rohit/ @BCCI lost t20 against bangladesh..Reason ( @DineshKarthik )... If you know what I mean🤭.Sahil (@imsahil_27) November 4, 2019
@BCCI@SGanguly99 I hope u could understand that @DineshKarthik is more better than @RishabhPant17.Resilient (@ResilientTarget) November 4, 2019
And people call him ovwr aged..his time is over..he is 34...but the truth is that still he can fly like a bird like in 2007 where he took the stunner to dismiss smith... @DineshKarthik take a bow🙌 pic.twitter.com/a3cE8AanyN.Sahil (@imsahil_27) November 4, 2019
Dinesh Karthik is much better choice than Pant. Well, experience matters..V!P!N (@thevipinsingh7) November 4, 2019
What's your take? Should Karthik replace Pant?.