Indian middle-order batsman and the man behind the Nidahas Trophy 2018 victory, Dinesh Karthik turned 34 today. Karthik is currently in Southampton with the Indian team who are all set to play their first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa on 5th June.
On his special day, the team celebrated by having a cake cutting ceremony for Kartik.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 1, 2019
Karthik made his ODI debut in 2004 and is playing his second World Cup tournament. It was a hard decision for the captain and the management, selecting Dinesh over young Rishabh Pant for the 15 member World Cup squad.
During an interview earlier this month, Indian skipper Virat Kohli explained the reason behind picking Karthik. “In pressure situations, he’s shown composure. It was something that everybody on board was convinced about.”, told Virat.
Karthik expressed his excitement on his selection by posting a video on social media and thanked his fans and management in believing in him.
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