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Karthik Mocked on Twitter as he Denies Krunal a Crucial Single

Karthik Mocked on Twitter as he Denies Krunal a Crucial Single
Despite a 63-run stand from Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya for the seventh-wicket, India couldn’t reach the target of 213.

India’s tour to New Zealand didn’t end on a desired note as the visitors slumped to a four-run defeat in the third and final T20I to concede the series 1-2.

Despite a 63-run stand from Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya for the seventh-wicket, India couldn’t reach the target of 213.

India needed 16 runs of the last over. Karthik, who was at the striker’s end, took two runs off the first ball before playing out two dot balls. It was the third ball of the over when Karthik refused to take a single despite Krunal making a run for it.

India eventually went on to lose the match as India managed two singles and a six of the last three balls.

Karthik's decision drew criticism online as well as from on-air commentator Gautam Gambhir, who slammed Karthik for denying Krunal the run, despite the latter slamming a six off the last ball of the previous over.

Many people mocked Karthik on Twitter and asked whether he thought himself to be Dhoni. In 2012, during in the Commonwealth Bank Series Dhoni refused a double to Ravichandran Ashwin against Australia. Only difference in that scenario was that Dhoni saw India home India with 2 balls to spare.

Here’s a look at how Karthik faced flak on Twitter for his decision:

While many Twitter users batted for Karthik and gave him the benefit of doubt.

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Daddu

hey guys don't criticize mr. Karthik. He is absolutely brilliant. Not all days are same. That was a critical situation and other batsmen like dhoni didn't do a good job.They created pressure.Not all boweRS are southe. Dhonour is selfish.Did a little bit job in the past but always takes benefits of other batsmen.

5 Months ago

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Taimur

jab bangladesh k saath jitaya tha tab single leke tum gussa ho rahe the kyunki shankar strike pe aa rha tha stop criticising. khud khel lo intne hi ache ho to

5 Months ago

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Akki

DONT COMARE THE DHONI WITH DK .BOTH ARE BEST BATSMAN.ALL HAVE FORGET THAT MOMENT WHEN DHONI OUT AT LAST BALL AT THAT TIME INDIA NEEDED 2 RUNS AGAINST WI .WHAT ABOUT THAT .THINK BEFORE BLAME SOMEONE .WELL PLAYED DK CARRY ON .HE TRY TO GIVE HOW INDIA GET VICTRY .NOT WIN DOESNT MATTER.WELL PLAYED DK

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