Team India had a humiliating end to their 20-20 World Cup campaign on 10 November 2022. The eventual winners, England thrashed them by 10 wickets in Adelaide. After that loss, all fans criticized Rohit Sharma and the team management. People were not happy as India did not give them a single chance to Yuzvendra Chahal.
In the tournament, Chahal and Harshal Patel failed to play a single game for team India. Fans were not happy with the exclusion of the leg spinner. While other leg spinners from different teams performed brilliantly in the World Cup. Now, regarding that, Dinesh Karthik came up with the real reason behind such ignorance from the team management.
“They didn't sulk once or get upset once because they were very sure.” - Dinesh Karthik
While speaking to Cricbuzz, Dinesh Karthik said that the team management already made them clear about such a decision. They clearly said that the selection of those players will be considered only based on the conditions. He said: “They didn't sulk once or get upset once because they were very sure.”
“At the start of the tournament they were said that under these conditions we would be playing you otherwise, it might be hard. So they were very aware and were preparing in such a way that when getting an opportunity they will try and do their best but there might be a chance that they end up not playing.” Dinesh Karthik added.
“So when that clarity is there from the coach and captain it makes the job easier for the player because you just start looking inward and think okay what do I do to start preparing better. That is what they were doing and had they been given a chance they would have given their best. This is a very high-intensity tournament. As mentioned, he played a lot of matches for India and he knows the feeling of being dropped,” Dinesh Karthik concluded. Karthik scored only 14 runs in three innings of the 20-20 World Cup 2022.