Indian wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who made his comeback in international cricket against South Africa in the ongoing home T20I series, is not just ruling the internet for his batting skills, but also for his off-field antics. The veteran shared a video, shot on a flight, on his social media handle with the Indian players seated in their seats.
It looked strange at first since the airplane was engulfed in smoke and the players seemed unconcerned. That is when the veteran appeared on the screen, surrounded by applause and cheers, as he made his dramatic entry through the smoke. He was seen wearing black sunglasses and walking slowly toward the camera with a wide smile on his face.
He captioned the video by saying “Roll no.1 coming out of viva room be like…” and brought a peal of laughter to everyone’s face. Those who have given viva during their school or college days would be able to relate to Karthik. During the tense situation, the student finishing his or her viva would walk back into the classroom in style as he would be relieved of all the stress. This is especially the case with students who are ranked at the first position in the roll numbers list as they become the first ones to enter the test.
Karthik’s plan of making the video was executed to perfection as he received help from all his teammates, who indulged in cheering and applauding while being seated in their places. The cricketer’s IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore also shared the video on their official account and said: “If your mates don’t hype you like this, are they really your mates?”
Dinesh Karthik and his dream comeback
Meanwhile, Karthik’s comeback in the Blue was no less than a dream for the veteran. He had not been picked by the selectors in the past few years, and he even took a shot at commentary during the England summer last year. He was then picked by RCB in the 2022 mega auction and impressed one and all with his magnificent batting skills at the finisher’s position.
He had a clear mindset while playing the IPL games, as he wanted to make a return and play the T20 World Cup this year with the end goal of taking India to a victory. Karthik, with his consistent performances, managed to take the first step towards the bigger dream by making it into the playing combination against South Africa.
He has also been named in the Indian squad that will face Ireland on June 26 and June 28 for two T20Is in Dublin. While the ongoing Proteas series has Rishabh Pant as the wicketkeeper, Karthik is likely to keep the wickets for the forthcoming away series.