Dinesh Karthik is the oldest player of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup released in Australia. 37-year-old Dinesh Karthik got injured while keeping wickets in the match against South Africa on Sunday. In such a situation, it is now doubtful for him to play in the match against Bangladesh in Adelaide on November 2. Rishabh Pant, who could not do much in the tournament with the bat so far, was sent inside the field wearing a pad instead of DK, who played a key role in the last overs despite being out of the starting playing XI.
Dinesh Karthik was seen struggling with his waist in the 15th over. In no time he was seen in the field on his knees. The physio had to be called on the field in a hurry. After a few minutes, Karthik was caught on camera holding his waist and leaving the field. However, it is not yet known what happened to Dinesh Karthik. Looking at it, it seems that he is troubled by the stiffness of the back. This problem is common in places like Perth, where it is extremely cold.
After the match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave an update on Dinesh Karthik’s injury. Bhuvi told that, ‘I know that he has some back issue. Naturally the matter will be clear after the physio’s report. It is pertinent to mention here that DK has less than 72 hours to get fit. He is also to go to Adelaide with the team before the match against Bangladesh on November 2.
After the loss to South Africa in the match, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said that the team did not do well in fielding. After the match in Perth, Rohit said, ‘We were not good in fielding. We dropped some catches. Missed some run outs too. I was also involved in this. We need to continue to do well in this department. Defending the 18th over to Ashwin, he said that he wanted the pacers to be brought in at the appropriate time. He wanted Ashwin to finish his quota before the last over.