Yesterday was a crucial day for the Indian cricket team as the team was just short of winning the T20I series against New Zealand in their own pitch. The match took a spectacular look in the last over when Dinesh Kartik and Krunal Pandya were on the pitch to rescue team India for getting 16 of the last 6.
A 63-run partnership between Dinesh Karthik (33*) and Krunal Pandya (26*) almost did the job for the visitors but it wasn’t enough in the end.
Needing 16 to win in the final over of the match, Karthik started with a double before playing out two dot balls – one of which saw Karthik deny Krunal a single – that eventually ended any slim hopes they might have had of taking away the series.
Looking to Kartik’s decision, Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir who was seated in the commentary box slammed the wicketkeeper batsmen for making such a crucial decision at that point when the tailender was there in the non-strikers end.
Cricket experts Harsha Bhogle and Sanjay Manjrekar baffled their views on Twitter for the keeper batsmen Dinesh Kartik.
Dinesh Kartik was also trolled for the decision by eminent cricket fans on Twitter.