After a nail-biting match between India and Bangladesh for the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, every Indian cricket fan kept wondering What led Rohit Sharma to bring Vijay Shankar ahead of Dinesh Karthik in a pressure situation.
Skipper Rohit Sharma finally revealed the reason behind sending Shankar above Karthik who scored just 17 runs off 19 balls which almost cost the Indian side the title.
He said that Shankar has batted in that position in a list of games for his state teams, even when he was playing for Mumbai Indians with him. ‘’I knew his ability with the bat’’.
"He's got some different types of skill shots that would probably be required at that point at the death overs. That was the only reason we held him back. I can proudly say it paid off’’, he added.
Dinesh Karthik came out to bat after the dismissal of Manish Pandey and smashed Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain for two SIXES and two FOURS scoring 22 runs in the 19th over.
In the final over of the match, India required 12 runs and Bangladeshi skipper handed ball to Soumya Sarkar. But, it was Dinesh Karthik’s perfect finish on the last ball with a SIX stunning everyone in the crowd and dressing room as well.
Indian skipper also performed well in the Finals and scored 56 runs off 42 balls. In the end, India beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets and clinched 2018 Nidahas Trophy.
BCCI (@BCCI) March 18, 2018