Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma played together in T20 World Cup 2007 (Dinesh Kathik/Instagram)
Rohit scored his maiden half-century in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup against hosts South Africa and it came off Dinesh Karthik’s bat.
New Delhi. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik (Dinesh Karthik) is celebrating his 36th birthday on 1 June. One of the most experienced batsmen in white ball cricket, Dinesh Karthik made his debut for Team India in 2004. He was part of the team captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, which won the inaugural edition of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007. Along with this, he was also part of the team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.
Dinesh Karthik, who made his debut just three months before Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has been constantly moving in and out. He got a chance to play with many players of Team India. In such a situation, Kartik has a good relationship with many Indian superstars including ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma. Interestingly, Karthik also played a role in Rohit Sharma’s career-changing innings during the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup played in South Africa. Rohit scored his maiden half-century in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup against hosts South Africa. Actually, Rohit’s first half-century in international cricket came from Dinesh Karthik’s bat.
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Dinesh Karthik revealed in Gaurav Kapoor’s show ‘Brakefast with Champion’ that Rohit Sharma made his first international half-century using his bat at Kingsmead, Durban. Dinesh Karthik had told, “His first international half-century was with my bat. I am proud of this. Yes. I batted with him. I told Rohit what a useless bat. What did he say on this? Why do you think this bat is not good? give it to me.”The balls of the legendary player used to bother Sachin the most, it was a painful end of life
He further said, “That’s why I gave my bat to him. That day (he needs to be credited) he came straight with that bat against South Africa during the World Cup and played an amazing innings. No credit to my bat, obviously the batsman but still. I remember all those things and such things mean a lot to me.
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Talking about that match of ICC T20 World Cup 2007, Rohit Sharma played a match-winning innings of 50 not out in 40 balls. This match was played in Durban. India won the match by 37 runs thanks to Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten half-century. Rohit Sharma was also adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant innings.