Out of favour India Star stuns fans with cryptic tweet


With the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 looming just a few months away, anticipation swells among Indian cricket enthusiasts, eager to unveil the 15-player roster destined for the prestigious tournament. A notable Indian player has recently stirred speculation, hinting at his presence on the global stage.

Rishabh Pant, the prominent wicketkeeper-batsman of Team India, unfortunately won’t be partaking in the World Cup 2023 due to ongoing recuperation from injuries stemming from a car accident in December. As Pant’s absence leaves a void, selectors find themselves confronted with a conundrum in choosing the suitable wicketkeeper for this pivotal event.

Dinesh Karthik, an experienced wicketkeeper-batsman, was engaged in a tweet exchange on August 8th, soliciting Twitter users’ preferences for primary and secondary wicketkeepers. Karthik, known for his Twitter activity, promptly responded with an enigmatic retort, stunning Indian cricket aficionados.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Dinesh Karthik enigmatically stated, “Rest assured, you will witness me in the World Cup.” This proclamation reverberated among fans. Having featured in the 2019 ODI World Cup and the 2022 T20 World Cup, Karthik’s performance fell short of expectations set by the management, subsequently sidelining him from Men in Blue duties post the T20 World Cup.

Although Dinesh Karthik alluded to his involvement in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, his current role is nestled within the commentary panel, estranged from the prospects of joining Team India’s elite 15-player ensemble for the grand event.

In the absence of Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul emerges as a potential contender for the wicketkeeping role, boasting middle-order batting prowess. However, Rahul himself is on the path to recovery following thigh surgery, casting uncertainty over his availability for the impending World Cup.

As a result, the team management is extending opportunities to Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson during the West Indies tour, deeming them prime contenders for the wicketkeeper’s berth within the Indian squad.


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