Susceptible India wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik revealed that prolific poke-scorer Rohit Sharma had made his maiden half of-century for the national group with his bat. The incident came about of abode at some stage within the 2007 T20 World Cup match between India and South Africa in Durban. Karthik acknowledged he used to be cautious about giving his bat to Sharma.
“His first-ever global fifty used to be with my bat. I’m very good satisfactory with that. Yeah, I used to be batting with it, I told Rohit, ‘What a sbat’ and he acknowledged, ‘What? You suspect this bat is rarely any longer obliging sufficient? Give it to me’,” acknowledged Karthik in chat indicate Breakfast with Champions.
“So, I gave it to him. That day, he correct walked in straight with the bat in South Africa at some stage in World Cup and performed tremendous innings. No credit ranking to my bat, clearly the batsman, but composed. I take notice of all those styles of things and virtually all these items indicate plenty to me,” he acknowledged.
Karthik, who last performed for India at some stage within the 2019 World Cup in England, acknowledged he did now not are desirous to give the bat to his teammate because he had been brushed off by fleet bowler Shaun Pollock for a golden duck within the fifth over.
But, then, Sharma went on to ranking an unbeaten half of-century off 40 balls, smashing seven boundaries and two sixes.
As a outcome of Sharma’s knock, India posted 153 and restricted South Africa to 116 for nine wickets in 20 overs. Sharma, who emerged one of the best scorer within the tie, used to be adjudged the Player of the Match.