Dinesh Karthik eyes comeback in Indian Test team, calls himself all-rounder
New Delhi: Following awe-inspiring batting display, Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik hopes for his comeback in red-ball Cricket.
Be it Indian Premier League, Champions Trophy practice game or India's tour of West Indies, the right-handed batsman has remained phenomenal with the bat.
Karthik, who opened for India along with Wasim Jaffer for quite some time, feels that he could be a perfect middle-order batsman for India in Tests.
Waiting eagerly to play under Virat Kohli's captaincy in Tests, he said, "I want to try to push for a spot in the Test team now that I am part of the ODI and T20 sides. That is a plausible dream for me. I would love to wear the whites again and play under Virat Kohli's captaincy. The kind of shots I have, it can make an impact in the middle-order."
Aiming to seal his place in World Cup 2019, he said, "It is important to make use of the opportunity given to me in the One-dayers. But I don't want to keep thinking about it and put pressure on myself. The plan is to score runs whenever I get an opportunity. It feels good to score runs for the country. Feels good to be back in the team. The aim is to play the World Cup in 2019."
Karthik does not want to compromise with wicket-keeping and calls himself an all-rounder.
"I am a genuine keeper and a genuine batsman. In a sense, I am a two-skilled player. I am a genuine all-rounder and can also field at any position. I have always had the confidence that I can play in any team as a batsman. Keeping comes naturally to me,"said 32-year old wicket-keeper batsman.