Harbhajan has his say on Dinesh Karthik denying single to Krunal Pandya: Team India suffered defeat in the last T20 against New Zealand and lost the series. Dinesh Karthik’s decision to not take a single run in the last over of this match is raising questions. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has criticized the decision of Karthik, saying that the decision was wrong.
Harbhajan has his say on Dinesh Karthik denying single to Krunal Pandya
In the last T20 match against New Zealand, Sunday, along with Krunal Pandya, gave Dinesh Karthik the team India closer to victory, but could not win. Now the question arises that when Tim Southee was bowling in the last over, if Dinesh Karthik did not refuse to take a single on the third ball, then maybe the result of this match and the series could have been something else. Cricketer Harbhajan Singh has questioned the decision not to sing a single in the last over of the innings.
It was actually that Karthik’s the third ball of the last over of the match, Pandya then rushed to the other end while trying to take a run, but Karthik returned him from there and kept the strike near him. At the time when this was the case, the team needed 14 runs to win. On reaching such a delicate turn of the match, where one run is expensive, the question of whether the decision to not run by Karthik is raising questions. There is another solid reason to reject the decision not to run on the third ball. In the last over of the innings, Krunal Pandya scored a lot and he was batting well. Pandya had made a comeback in the team’s last over in the last over of the Indian team.
In the last round of the match, the practice of refusing to sing a single, especially Dhoni used quite a lot. In 2013, Sri Lanka had saved a single in the tri-series finals against the West Indies in the last match and in the last over, the team won by six wickets. However, Dhoni was batting with the batsmen of 10th and 11th in this match and Dhoni’s strike was a better option for India’s win.
India vs New Zealand: Harbhajan has his say on Dinesh Karthik denying single to Krunal Pandya
On this whole issue, cricketer Harbhajan Singh says, “If Dhoni knows if the other batsman can put a lengthy shot, then he never refuses to run. The work of finisher is not towing the shot, but to partner with the partner, the team has to cross the boundary. It is against the arguments that Karthik’s decision not to run in Sunday’s match. If Bhuwaneshwar Kumar was at the other end, I would understand, but the krunal was there. I do not know what was going on in Karthik’s mind.
Harbhajan believes that Karthik should not take the finisher’s tag more seriously. Harbhajan says, ‘I am confident that the team management will ask him why he refused to take that single. Moments can change the dice of the match, and the experienced player like Karthik knows this. “