Rajasthan took on Bangalore in the 14th match of the Indian T20 League 2022. The match was a thrilling affair keeping everybody interested in the contest till the end.
Rajasthan batted first in the match and put up a total of 169 runs in their 20 overs. Bangalore started well but after that, they suddenly lost their way. The team was reeling 87 for 5 in the 13th over of the innings when Dinesh Karthik walked out to bat. He played an aggressive brand of cricket and completely changed the color of the match in a matter of overs. He scored 44 runs off 23 deliveries hitting 7 fours and 1 six in the innings. He took his team to a 4 wickets victory with 5 balls remaining in the match.
After his heroics in the match, in the post-match interview, Karthik revealed his training and preparation before the tournament. â€œI think I made a conscious effort this year to do justice to myself because the last year, I felt I could have done better. The way I trained was much better this time around. Credit to the person who trained with me. Iâ€™m making a conscious effort to tell myself that Iâ€™m not done yet,â€- said Karthik in the interview.
When I went in, we needed 12 runs per over and had to keep going. I train for these situations. To stay calm and know whom you can takedown. Iâ€™ve tried to play as much white-ball cricket as possible, and prepare as many scenarios as possible. Lots of people have spent time with me in this journey, leading up to the tournament and itâ€™s the work that goes unnoticed mostly,â€- he further added.
With the kind of form and the composure he is displaying it is evident that Karthik is definitely â€˜not finished yet.â€™