Dinesh Karthik has backed India’s star batter Virat Kohli to recover from his current slump and regain form soon.
Karthik said that we can’t rule out a player of Kohli’s calibre (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Kohli has been going through a tough time in his international career
- Karthik has backed the Indian star to return to form
- The 37-year-old also opened up on India’s preparations for T20 World Cup
Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has backed Virat Kohli to return to form, saying that one can never rule out a player with the calibre of the star batter.
Kohli’s current slump in form has been the talk of the town as the 33-year-old struggled during the recent tour of England. The Indian batter last scored a hundred in 2019. However, Kohli has found support from Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and now the latest to back the right-handed batter is Karthik.
Speaking to The Times Of India, the Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper said that Kohli has experienced tremendous success over time. With him being left out of the squad for the West Indies tour, Karthik expects the 33-year-old to get a good break and return to the side completely recharged.
“Virat has experienced insane success over the period of time. Now he will get a good break and will come back all recharged and hopefully, will do phenomenally well. You can never rule out a player of his calibre,” said Karthik.
Karthik made a fairytale return to the Indian side. The 37-year-old commented on his comeback and admitted that while it was a tough task, he said he worked hard for it. Karthik also hailed India’s bench strength.
“It is never easy, but I have worked hard for it. Also, given the bench strength that we have today, the competition is always going to be a part of it. This is the beauty of Indian cricket,” said Karthik.
The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper could find himself in the thick of things when it comes to the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.
The 37-year-old said that the team is preparing for the challenges in the event and said that the environment around the team has been very positive.
“As a team we are preparing for the challenges we will have to face during the upcoming World Cup. Coach Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma have taken everyone along as we prepare for the big event. It is a very positive environment,” said Karthik.
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