Dinesh Karthik on Saturday stated that he’s nervous and may’t escape the sensation of deja vu as he will get able to don the massive gloves in a Test series in England precisely 10 years after his spectacular knocks in opposition to the identical opposition. Karthik, who made his Check comeback in opposition to Afghanistan in June, can have a giant duty of filling up for Wriddhiman Saha, who is ready to bear shoulder surgical procedure. In 2007 sequence in England, Karthik had performed a pivotal position scoring 60 at Lord’s, 77 at Trent Bridge and 91 on the Oval in India’s 1-Zero victory.
“I’m feeling nervous and just a little excited. Enjoying Check cricket after a very long time, and I’m trying ahead to it. Enjoying in England is a good problem, and like every other participant, I’m as excited as I will be,” Karthik informed BCCI.TV.
Curiously, Karthik is the one surviving participant from that tour of 2007, when India final gained a Check sequence in England below Rahul Dravid.
“I do not keep in mind to this point again, my reminiscence is so unhealthy. I do keep in mind it because the spotlight of my profession (to this point). It was a terrific Check sequence – one of many few sequence the place each side performed the identical XI by means of the three Checks,” Karthik stated.
“It simply goes to point out how aggressive it was. Each groups did not really feel the necessity to make any adjustments, which reveals the sort of high quality of cricket within the contest,” Karthik fondly recollected.
Karthik remembered the banter and arguments with the well-known “jelly bean incident” at Trent Bridge involving Zaheer Khan and England gamers. Zaheer whereas batting discovered some chewed jelly beans on the pitch and had an argument with England gamers. A fired up Zaheer took a five-for within the second innings to arrange an Indian win.
“There was additionally a variety of banter and arguments, fairly a number of heated moments within the Check sequence however it was all performed in spirit. We saved a recreation on the Lord’s, gained in Nottingham, and Anil Kumble bought 100 at Surrey (Oval). That they had no solution to make a match out of it,” stated Karthik.
The 33-year-old was all reward for captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri for main the unit from the entrance.
“We’re trying ahead to it as a staff and we’re excited to see the captain and coach main us from the entrance with a variety of constructive power and constructive vibes, so at this level of time the temper within the camp is upbeat,” he stated.