Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid taking Team India in fabulous direction, says Dinesh Karthik

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Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid taking Team India in fabulous direction, says Dinesh Karthik
Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid taking Team India in fabulous direction, says Dinesh Karthik

Rohit Sharma, Rahul Dravid taking Team India in fabulous direction, says Dinesh Karthik

India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik has said that new skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid are leading the team in a fantastic direction.

Karthik also praised Team India’s recent T20I series victory over the West Indies. In the shortest format, India will now take on Sri Lanka.

“What I enjoyed most was Rohit’s captaincy. I thought he led the team beautifully. Tactically very, very sound, and I thoroughly enjoyed the way the team played in the last couple of series against West Indies,” Karthik said on ‘The ICC Review’.

“The new captain and there’s a new coach, I think they are taking the team in a fabulous direction. They’ve plugged small holes, which were probably there previously, and that has been the beautiful part about it. And along the way, in the journey, they’ve managed to become No.1,” he added.

Team India became the No. 1 ranked side in the shortest format of the game after defeating West Indies 3-0.

“Who doesn’t want to be world No.1 even if it is for some period of time? Because other teams will play matches and then India plays more matches post the IPL so that could change. But for the moment, knowing that Team India is the No.1 T20 team in the world is I think a very, very good feeling,” said Karthik.

“I think it is the quality of players. When you talk about good teams over a period of time, they always talk about the fact that bench strength needs to be very important, and India has great bench strength,” he added.

Talking about Suryakumar Yadav and Venkatesh Iyer, Karthik said:

“The guys coming in new have really grabbed on to their places. Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer. It’s just good to watch Harshal Patel – he has been an absolute revelation. So I think, the guys coming in are grabbing their opportunities with both hands and that’s always a good sign.”