India defeated the West Indies by 5 wickets in the first T20 match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Dinesh Karthik was given the responsibility of wicket keeping in place of Rishabh Pant in this match. The decision by Captain Rohit also raised many questions, but Karthik took advantage of this opportunity to record a glorious record.
In the matter of taking the most catches in the T20 cricket, Kumar Sangakkara was left behind to second place, now only Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ahead of him. In this match, Kartik played a key role in India’s victory by performing well on both sides of the wicket behind the wicket. Karthik made his record with three catches and made his team win with an unbeaten 31 runs.
***Dinesh karthik Left behind Sangakkara***
In the match, Karthik took the catch of Denesh Ramdin, Shimron Hetmayer and Rovman Powell. As soon as Karthik hit a hat-trick of Bumrahah, he reached the milestone of great Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara. It was Karthik’s 142th cat in T20 cricket.
After this Kartik grabbed the catch of Roemman Powell (4) on Kuldeep Yadav’s ball, it was his 143th Test wicket in T20 cricket and he left behind Sangakkara. Kartik has total 198 victims in 219 innings of 252 matches, including 143 catches and 55 stumpings. Now Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ahead of him, who has 151 catches in 297 matches. They have already done 228 hunting (77 stumps).