The former Indian wicketkeeper, Dinesh Karthik has named Rahul Tripathi has the perfect replacement for Virat Kohli.
In the present Indian team, there is no lack of quality and it has quite a mixture of senior and Junior players. Whether it be in Tests, ODIs, or T20Is, there are players in every format who have significantly benefited the team and can advance Indian cricket. Rahul Tripathi is one of the names brought up when the future of Indian cricket is addressed.
When the time comes for the great batter to retire or when Kohli isn’t available, Dinesh Karthik, a seasoned wicketkeeper, thinks that Tripathi ought to be a leading candidate to succeed Virat Kohli
Karthik is familiar with Tripathi’s strengths because they collaborated at the Kolkata Knight Riders.
“I think we shouldn’t forget that in 3 months’ time, 6 months’ time. Maybe he’ll [Tripathi] have a good IPL, maybe he won’t, but he deserves that Indian team number three spot whenever that comes. If Virat Kohli chooses to play, that’s okay, but if Virat Kohli is not around, he should be the first choice, not someone who has done well somewhere else,”
Karthik said while talking to Cricbuzz.
Karthik believes Tripathi has a lot of potential to replace Kohli
He also emphasized how Tripathi, 31, continued to play in the same manner against Sri Lanka and New Zealand despite the fact that his career was on the risk. Tripathi’s boldness is a quality that will be useful for the Indian national team.
Tripathi once more demonstrated the breadth of his talent. In the third T20I between India and New Zealand, the flamboyant batsman struck 44 off 22. Being ranked third, Tripathi did not hesitate to play aggressively and in his typical manner to succeed.
Dinesh Karthik continued in his chat by defending this attitude type. Karthik emphasised that Tripathi does not alter his playing approach regardless of the circumstance, making him a superb talent and a valuable member of the team.
Karthik added saying.
“The beauty about him is that’s his DNA. “To go out there and regardless of how big the situation is, how big the game is, these are the kind of players you’ll need because he’ll exactly do that in the big matches,”
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