Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik’s revelation that the clarity of the team management did not deter leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and pacer Harshal Patel from missing out on a place in the playing XI for the T20 World Cup in Australia during India’s campaign. I got help. Both Chahal and Harshal featured in several T20 matches for India in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup, including warm-up matches, but neither found a place in the playing XI at any stage when the actual tournament took place.
Big disclosure of Karthik
Both of them are the only ones who have not played a single match in the tournament. He did not get depressed or upset even once because he was very confident. At the beginning of the tournament, he was told that in these conditions, we will be playing with him, otherwise, it might be difficult. So, he was very aware and preparing in such a way that when he gets the opportunity, he tries and gives his best, but there could be a chance that he might not play,” Cricbuzz quoted Karthik as saying.
Chahal remained out of the entire World Cup
Chahal is India’s second-highest wicket-taker in T20Is, surprisingly he has not played in any T20 World Cup match since making his international debut in 2016. Harshal, on the other hand, has played 23 T20 matches for India since his debut after last year’s T20 World Cup. He recovered well enough from the rib injury to be back in the squad in time for this year’s T20 World Cup, but along with the pace combination of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Mohammed Shami, he did not feature in a single match for the Indian team. Didn’t get to play.
everything went according to plan (Dinesh Karthik’s revelation)
Karthik, who also participated in the tournament, further added how the role clarity didn’t bother the pair. When there is that clarity from the coach and the captain, it makes things easier for the player because you just start looking inside yourself and think, okay, what do I do to start preparing better?
Although India topped Group 2 in the Super 12, they suffered a crushing ten-wicket defeat to England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, leading to serious displeasure over their style of play in the T20s, With the BCCI advertising for a new selection committee, Chahal and Harshal could play a major role in the format as the 2024 T20 World Cup approaches in the West Indies and the USA.