Dinesh Karthik: India can’t afford to lose to Bangladesh

The India wicketkeeper Karthik said, “Everybody has got a decent hit. Everyone has batted upto six. I think we have done a fair job till now and going into the final with all bases covered.”
As we all know in the first game, the top order batsmen Shikhar Dhawan failed to contribute and there were not many contributions from the middle order as well. But in the next two games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Karthik and Manish Pandey strung a match-winning partnership while Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina were among the runs.
Karthik further said, “It’s not easy, but if there’s dew, it is considerably easier to chase. If the dew settles, it’s much easier for the team that bats second. If there’s no dew, then it’s going to be a great game. If the wicket is slow and it’s going to turn, it will be a challenge,” Karthik said.
“Let’s be fair to India as a cricketing nation — whether we play the second string side or the first team, that’s always the case. When we play Bangladesh, if we win it’s like “Ok, you’ve won against Bangladesh”, but if we lose it’s like: “Dude, you’ve lost to Bangladesh. What are you doing?” I’m sure that’s going to be there.”


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