India thrashed Australia by 6 wickets in the 2nd T20I of the 3-match T20I series at Nagpur. With this win, India leveled the series 1-1 before going for the decider at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
In the 2nd T20I, India needed 9 runs from the last over where Indian Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik smashed 10 runs in just 2 balls with the help of one six and a four. India won the match with 4 balls to spare and then Karthik went on for a funny interview with the former Indian coach Ravi Shashtri during the post-match presentation.
After the match, Ravi Shastri applauded Karthik’s innings and said, “Easy game, DK. 2 balls, piece of cake. 6, 4, thank you very much.” Replying to it Karthik said, “You are the one who taught me to say, ‘it’s never an easy game’, Ravi Bhai! Don’t go back on that, please. It’s a hard game, you know how it is!”
Karthik also revealed the chat he had with the skipper Rohit Sharma before taking the strike in the final over of the match. Karthik said, “There wasn’t much of a chat. Rohit was trying to tell me what the bowler would do. I had my own plans on who would bowl. I thought Josh Hazlewood would bowl, but Daniel Sams came in. I made my plans then and there. As a middle-order batsman, execution is the key.”
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