“The biggest compliment came from…”: Dinesh Karthik over the moon on receiving praise from the legend
Dinesh Karthik behind the mic is something that World Cup-winning former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni “really enjoys”, said Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. Currently commentating on the India-Australia Test series, the 37-year-old Karthik will next be seen in action in the upcoming IPL. He said that one word of praise from Dhoni made the job of commentary special for him.
“I enjoyed the commentary in the little ways I tried. I think I enjoyed speaking about the game, looking at it very analytically, trying at the same time, you know , something meaningful for everyone who watches this game.”
“So, you know, I always try to come out of a situation in my own way and try to explain it in the way that I thought,” he said on the RCB podcast.
Karthik said, “And my biggest compliment came from the person I least expected – MS Dhoni. He called me up and said: ‘I really enjoyed the commentary. Very, very good. Well done’.”
“I was like, wow, thank you so much. So, that’s big, you know, obviously, he watches this game a lot. And so it was really cool to hear him say that. And I’m glad you Enjoyed my commentary.” Karthik had a good season last time with RCB, scoring 330 runs at an impressive strike rate of 183, earning him a place in the Indian team as a finisher.
Talking about Virat Kohli, Karthik said that the Indian batting maestro’s dominance for close to a decade is “unparalleled”.
“What he has achieved as an individual…he has really carried the team for the last 10 years. His consistency and mastery of the game, I don’t think anyone in the world of cricket has achieved that for a very long time Is.” His dominance over a long period of time, nearly a decade, is unparalleled.
“We have to understand that there are three different formats, and playing three different formats is difficult in itself and then he is averaging 50 in all of them, traveling abroad and scoring Is.”
“I can talk a lot about him. He’s very calm, very easy going, with the bowlers, the young guys.”
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