India vs South Africa – ‘Gave many guys a lot of inspiration’: Hardik Pandya to Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News


Dinesh Karthik had played a stroke of 55 points on only 27 balls in the 4th T20I© BCCI

Dinesh Karthik, 37, continues to reminisce about a year as he played a crucial 55-point shot against South Africa in the fourth T20I in Rajkot to set up victory for the Indian team, helping the hosts to tie all five games. series at 2-2. Going out to bat in the 13th, Karthik saw first serve and then started to play, helping India go 169/6 in 20 overs.

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Karthik’s innings were studded with 9 fours and 2 sixes. He also forged a stand of 65 for the fifth wicket with Hardik Pandya. After the match, Hardik told Dinesh that he continues to be an inspiration to everyone.

“I have to tell you this, sincerely I want to tell you this, you gave a lot of inspiration to a lot of guys in their lives. I remember the conversation you had when you were out of the way , a lot of people counted on you,” Hardik told Dinesh Karthik in a video posted on the official BCCI website.

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“I remember those conversations, you then told me that my goal was to play for India again and the goal was to play this World Cup, I’m going to give it my all, and seeing you achieve that is very inspiring. A lot of people will learn new things. Well done brother, very proud of you,” he added.


The Indian team defended 169 with ease in the fourth T20I as they saw off South Africa for 87. Avesh Khan was the bowlers’ choice as he came back with four wickets.

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The series decider will now be played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday night.

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