IND vs AUS: Dinesh Karthik Picks MS Dhoni And Hardik Pandya As His Favourite Batting Partners

Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni

Cricketer turned commentator Dinesh Karthik revealed his two favorite batting partners during his playing days. Dinesh Karthik is currently commentating on the ongoing four-match Test series between India and Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy (BGT) 2023.

The Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman last played for India against Bangladesh at the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Following the semi-final loss against England in the recently concluded main event, the team’s management moved away from the senior batsman.

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When Dinesh Karthik was asked about his favorite batting partner ofDuring an interaction with fans on social media in an #AskDK session, he replied that it would be MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya. This came as a surprise, as many fans expected him to name either Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli.

Dinesh Karthik, 37, took to Twitter, tweeting from his official social media account: “Dhoni and Hardik Pandya”.

Karthik, who has not been a part of the national team since the T20 World Cup, will be seen in action in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The right-handed batsman performed well as a finisher for RCB, scoring 471 runs in 32 matches at an average of 27.71 and an impressive strike rate of 158.59 for his franchise.

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Ahead of the Delhi Test, Karthik pointed out that Kohli’s recent problems against spins are due to the team playing a lot of cricket abroad and not playing as many spins in the subcontinent.

“You look back at the time where I’m sure he’s a better fast bowler than when he started. Maybe your game against spin is down a bit, but that’s okay and relatively understandable. You don’t play as many spinners when you travel abroad, you don’t play as much with good spinners, you would probably end up playing on the domestic circuit for more hours, even if you play on the subcontinent.” he said.

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