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India vs West Indies: “One of the best team environments I’ve been in”, Dinesh Karthik lauds current coaching setup

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Dinesh Karthik has had a great 2022 performance so far, as he made a comeback in India’s T20I playing XI on the back of a strong showing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022. Since his return, the right-handed batsman has played in 13 T20Is. This year he scored 174 runs and took his place as the finisher. In the first T20I of the five-match series against West Indies, Karthik showed what he was made of, scoring 41 runs off just 19 balls, helping India post 190 runs on the board.

India are currently leading 2-1 in the five-match series, and ahead of the fourth T20I, Karthik addressed a press conference where he spoke about his performance and expectations.

“Pressure is a privilege at the moment. As a cricketer, as a player, it is something that is only taken for granted when you are playing at the highest level and people expect certain things from you, so I I think it is important to make sure what is the status of the match on a given day, read the match situation and try to give my best on that day,” Karthik told NDTV during a press conference. Answering the question, he said.

Asked what he has worked on in his game, Karthik said: “Power-hitting. This is something I have worked on, I wish I had done it a little earlier in my life but at the moment it is going well.” Very happy, this is the goal I have set in my whole life, the captain and the coach have so much faith in me, so it is appropriate that I return the team by giving the performance which will help the team. It is the happiest The thing is that I have been a part of the Indian team, the amount of love and affection I have received, not only from the team and the fans, but the support I have received from the captain and the coach.

“The role of the finisher is one that it is difficult to be consistent. Every time you come in, you have to be able to make an impact that will help the team. There are many factors that can make it difficult for you. In the U.S., especially in the Caribbean and Miami, the wind will be a big factor, even though it’s a game that’s played with a heavy ball, the wind does at some point determine where you play the shot. It works both ways. Well, the bowlers are clever and they try to force you to hit them in the air as much as possible. That makes it more difficult,” he said.

The 37-year-old also said that it is the best team environment he has been a part of and also lauded the coaching staff for maintaining consistency and consistency.

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“I think I have said it a lot and I will keep saying it, I think it is the best team environment in which I am giving players because of consistency and consistency. They are not judged on one. Karthik Said, “Every day and they are given time, they are given a chance to fail. I think it’s very important to give players a chance to fail and then move on to the next player.”

“In India, there are a lot of players right now, the general feeling is that who is playing is always better than who plays the game. I think a lot more credit needs to be given to Vikram Rathor, Paras Mhambrey, and Rahul Dravid. , thanks to the mindset in which they don’t get seduced by good looking players, they are able to understand what it takes to make a player fail someday and support them and have the right conversation with them so that They can get the right performance from the player. The best teams in any sport are able to maximize their talent and that is something that the current Indian team is doing well.”

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