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“Felt Special and Great Honour”: Dinesh Karthik Responds After Making India Captaincy Debut Vs Derbyshire

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Dinesh Karthik was excited after making his India captaincy vs Derbyshire debut.© Twitter

When Team India took on England in the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday, Dinesh Karthik made his captaincy debut, leading the Indian team in a tour match against Derbyshire on the same day. After scoring a century in the second T20I against Ireland earlier this week, Deepak Hooda scored a match-winning half-century as India beat Derbyshire by seven wickets. Although it was only a practice match, Karthik was excited after making his captaincy debut and shared an emotional message on social media.

“Have been around for many years but this was the first time I led a team in blue. Even though it was a practice game, it felt special and a huge honor. Many thanks to everyone who has always supported me And proud to be part of this team for the best of luck.” Kartik captioned a post on Twitter.

After India elected to field, pacers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh took two wickets each as India restricted Derbyshire to 150 for 8 after taking the field.

Wayne Madsen scored 28 runs in 21 balls for Derbyshire.

In reply, Hooda scored 59 runs in 37 balls and shared 78 runs for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (36 not out).

Sanju Samson also scored 38 runs in 30 balls, while Karthik remained unbeaten on seven.

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The second-row India team will play their second warm-up match against Northamptonshire on Sunday before the white-ball series against England begins on July 7.

Both the teams will play three T20 Internationals and ODIs.

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