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DK is fearless finisher: Fans in awe of Dinesh Karthik after his late fireworks against SA in 2nd T20I

Dinesh Karthik showcased his finishing skills with a 21-ball-30-run cameo to help India post 148 for six against South Africa after being put into bat in the second T20I of the five-match series on Sunday. Shreyas Iyer (40) was the top-scorer, while opener Ishan Kishan (34) and ‘designated finisher’ Karthik (30 not out) also chipped in to take India to a competitive score.

Anrich Nortje (2/36) was the most successful bowler for South Africa, who produced a clinical effort after winning the toss and opting to field. Kagiso Rabada (1/15), Wayne Parnell (1/23), Dwaine Pretorius (1/40) and Keshav Maharaj (1/12) were also among the wickets.

Fans were elated to see Karthik coming to the party after the India batters struggled for the most part of the innings and hailed him as India’s saviour in the second T20I against South Africa.

Notably, Karthik made his return on the back of some strong performances in IPL 2022 where he scored 330 runs in 16 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore at a strike rate of 183.33. In the first T20I in Delhi, Karthik just faced two balls, remaining unbeaten on 1.

Ahead of the second T20I set to be played in Cuttack on Sunday, Karthik played a game of “this or that” and the video was uploaded on the official Twitter handle of BCCI.

During the session, the 37-year-old was asked who would he rather take for lunch — favourite filmstar or sportstar? To this, he replied: “Roger Federer. I have always been enamoured by him, the way he carries himself both on and off the field.”

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