Dinesh Karthik – coping with the holy trinity of Indian cricket


Dinesh Karthik.


Cover fielder.

Opener in tests.

No. 6 in the shorter version.

Sometimes No. 3.

Even 7.

The talented minion who is moved around the team order while the underperforming and ageing triumvirate keep their slots match after match.

The firebrand who made his debut behind the stumps in 2004, was dropped in 2005, and made a comeback in front of them in 2006. Now, in the middle of a great run on English soil.

So will he get a permanent position in the Indian side, one that he can get used to? Or will he be shuffled from 1 to 6 to 7 to 3, and finally end up at 12? Just to jog your memory, the last sacrificial lamb was one VVS Laxman.

6 Comments so far

  1. Navneeth (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 12:33 am

    He shouldn’t have said that he would bat at any spot. At least, I hope his test position would be stable. I don’t really care for one-dayers, these days.

  2. tsk tsk (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 1:38 am

    is he from chennai? if yes.. ok neat. if not, then why his post on a city metblog?

  3. manoj (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 7:41 am
  4. Ravi (unregistered) on August 31st, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

    He wont stay in India team for long .. If you are watching the matches on ESPN, you can understand why I’m saying this. Gavaskar is such an a$$#@&$. He keep praising Tendulkar and Agarkar for all their performances !!! and criticise veyr badly about Dinesh. I’m not saying Dinesh is a great player, but when such people like Gavaskar are around our south indians will never get a chance to play for India … Kapil was right in his statement about Gavaskar and Tendulkar playing for their personal records and not for the country !!!

  5. Arvind (unregistered) on September 1st, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    Dinesh should be more careful…he is the next target now that VVS is out of the way…

    And that too he was termed as former captaincy material by none other than the “Biggest Villain” of Indian Cricket Greg Chappell…

    All the more “reasons” for him to be on his tenterhooks…performance be damned.

  6. jas (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    not only is dinesh a great player but also a handsome one!!!

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