Dinesh Karthik was furious at me: Rohit Sharma recounts 2018 Karthik’s heroics at Nidahas Trophy final

India winning the Nidahas Trophy would probably go down as one of the memorable wins in the history of Indian cricket. The match seemed to be going Bangladesh’s way until the 19th over when Dinesh Karthik took apart Rubel Hossain for 22 runs.

Speaking on a show, Rohit Sharma recounts how Dinesh Karthik was angry as Sharma did not send him earlier.

“When I got out and returned at the dugout, Dinesh was looking at me in anger. Dinesh said that you should have sent me earlier. I thought that he needs to be calmed down as he has to go batting. I told Dinesh that they have 2 experienced bowlers at the death so you would be needed to tackle them. But he wasn’t responding well to me (laughs!). Then I left the dugout because I didn’t want him to be angry.”

Karthik hit a six on the very first ball of Rubel’s 19th over. He did this by playing a bit out of the crease. The second ball went to four. Third went to six again. This time he used the depth of the crease. The next three balls witnessed a double run, a dot ball, and four of the last ball.

India needed 12 runs off the final over. With a four and couple of singles, the last ball required 5 runs. Karthik played a flat aerial shot on the deep extra cover and the ball sailed over to the ropes, giving a remarkable win.

“I was inside the dressing room unaware of what has happened on the last ball. When I came out, I saw all the players were on the ground. Then I realized that India has won the game. We all congratulated DK and said to me thank you (laughs!). Then during the get-together at the hotel after the win, then there he thanked me.”

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