India vs Hong Kong, Asia Cup 2022: Dinesh Karthik stated on what’s going on into his mind as the designated finisher in the India cricket team, saying he is not bothered about losing his wicket and is ready to go big from the very first delivery he faces.
Dinesh Karthik said he is focused on communicating well with his partner in pressure situations, adding that he trains hard to simulate high-pressure situations wherein he would not be having time to settle into an innings before opening up and playing the big shots.
“Communication is very important in the middle-order. As a new batter, in that sort of a time, you don’t want to be playing dot balls. If that means, I need to play the big shot from Ball 1, I am ready to do it. It’s not about losing my wickets, it’s about what my team wants and what my partner wants out there. I want to be clear about communication,” Karthik told Star Sports.
The wicketkeeper batter played only one ball in the game against Pakistan while he didn’t get to bat against Hong Kong.
“That’s something Hardik and I have had in the past. The clarity of thought is really, really good.
The key aspect is understanding that there are going to be ways when it’s going to be so hard. I haven’t batted well, am I good enough? These kinds of questions crop up in my mind.
“There are going to be days when it’s going to be hard in high-pressure situations. Those kinds of days, you just have to back your skills, belief in what you are good at. There will be days when it comes off, and when it comes off, you will look like a champion,” he concluded.