AB de Villiers is known in the world of cricket for his innovative shots while batting and scoring many runs with these shots. Dinesh Karthik replicated one of his slog sweeps against Dwaine Pretorius in the fourth T20I and also scored half a century to take India to a decent total.
After Rishab Panting lost the toss for the fourth consecutive time, India were invited to beat first. The team was in trouble at one point as they were close to 40/3 at one point. However, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik sewed a 65-run partnership to bring the team to a decent total. Dinesh Karthik scored half a century with his 55-point shot and also replicated one of the shots AB de Villiers used to play.
Dwaine Pretorius played in the 18th round of innings. He threw a full delivery to Karthik on the first pitch. The hitter ran through the stumps and swept the ball to a deep square leg. His shot reminded everyone of AB de Villers and the crowd cheered.
— Sid Malhotra 🖤✨💞 (@sidmalhotra60) June 17, 2022
What a player!
—umashankar mishra (@uma99) June 17, 2022
It was a good recovery from India led by Hardik and Dinesh Karthik. 73 elapses from the last 5 overs. The bowlers turn to defend the total and tie the series.#INDvsSA
— Debasis Sen (@debasissen) June 17, 2022
— ICT FAN🇮🇳 (@HasseyTohFassey) June 17, 2022
Just a number!
Age is fair No
37 years @DineshKarthik scored his first fifty in T20I after 16 years of debut
He played the first game in 2006
DK scored a fabulous 55 innings on just 27 balls under pressure
With DK inning, India scored 169 against South Africa after 54 in 9 overs once pic.twitter.com/QXDKcseeQd
— Navdeep Singh Gill (@navgill82) June 17, 2022
— Ansuman Rath (@TheAnsumanRath) June 17, 2022
@DineshKarthik what a shot mate, well done and congratulations on your first fifty in the T20 internationals. 👏👏👏
— Ayyub Khan (@AyyubFlicks) June 17, 2022
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