The third and last T20 between India and New Zealand was played at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The series decider turned out to be a thriller as India fell short of just 4 runs in a big chase of 212. Blackcaps clinched the match as well as the T20 series after losing the ODI series to the visitors.
Although India gave a tough fight till the end of the match yet the Indian fans don’t seem happy over the team’s performance.
It was Dinesh Karthik who denied a single to Krunal Pandya in the last over when India was already short of the deliveries left. The two dot balls in the last over became the reason for India’s defeat against the Kiwis. Almost every Indian fan is accusing Karthik of the loss as Krunal was up with his fireworks and he could have changed the scenario if Karthik had taken that single.
Here are some of the reactions that people gave on twitter:
Dear @DineshKarthik ,
Krunal Pandya was hitting better than you , it was absolutely selfish , foolish and disgusting to not take that single. Also , Shame on you.
— Roshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) February 10, 2019
Dinesh Karthik wasted 2 deliveries even denied taking a single
Rohit Sharma & co. to Dinesh Karthik in dressing room
— Freaky ~ DRaval (@HODL_till_2140) February 10, 2019
Karthik not taking a single was very over confident act, more so when at other hand India had Krunal Pandya who could have been equally productive !
— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) February 10, 2019
Dinesh Karthik should not play for India after this. That is the most horrible thing I’ve seen in a while.
— ADITYA (@StarkAditya) February 10, 2019
While most of the fans think it was Dinesh Karthik’s mistake that led India to a series defeat, some of them are still backing him for the type of player he is.
I remember MS Dhoni doing the exact same thing Karthik did and he had Rayudu at the other end. So stop judging, I'd actually salute Karthik for taking the responsibility on his shoulders. #NZvIND
— Julius Nagendranath Wilfred Singh (@colojulius) February 10, 2019
I know there will be criticism over @DineshKarthik's call to refuse the single there, but i'm very sure him over Pandya was the right call.If anybody in this Indian side can win a last over/ball game it is Karthik.#NZvInd
— Siddharth Mishra (@Mirror_ur_self) February 10, 2019
I don't care whether we win or lose today but man Dinesh Karthik @DineshKarthik take a bow man. This guy has almost always delivered and people didn't even give due credit. One of the unluckiest player of India#nzvsind
— Swapnil (@unassertive) February 10, 2019
So what are your thoughts on those that single not taken by Dinesh Karthik? Let us know in the comments.
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