In fact, from the IPL 2022 season, Dinesh Karthik has emerged as the best finisher in T20s. But.. in the match against Pakistan, Hardik Pandya asked Dinesh Karthik to take a single and give him a strike. Hardik Pandya himself revealed why he asked that after the match. Dinesh Karthik, who came to the crease at the stage where India needed 7 runs from 5 balls to win, took a single and the equation changed to 6 runs from 4 balls. The third ball in this phase is the dot. Dinesh Karthik, who was at the non-striking end, was under pressure. But.. Hardik Pandya (33 not out: 4×4, 1×6 in 17 balls) simply gave a signal that I will take care of it.
Hardik Pandya hit a simple six towards long-on as Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz picked up the pace off the fourth ball. “I understood that the young bowler, that too left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz, was going to bowl the last over. India needed only seven runs to win. If we needed 15 runs in that over I would have bowled. Because I know that the bowler who bowls the last over is under more pressure than the batter. So try to finish it easily,” said Hardik Pandya.
Dinesh Karthik was the finisher and mostly faced the pacers in the last over. And finally he likes to play sweep shots. So.. if he plays a sweep and gets out in the match against Pakistan? Hardik Pandya thought it was difficult. Pandya also believes that he can tackle the spinner better than Karthik.