Karthik has been hitting the ball fluently for his new franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.
The previous Kolkata Knight Riders skipper has produced efficient knocks of 32, 14, 44, 7, 34 and 66 with an astonishing strike-rate of 209.57. By remaining unbeaten in 5 of the six innings, he’s averaging 197.00.
“He stated he desires to be part of the Indian Group for the T20 World Cup. So what I’m saying is do not take a look at his age, simply take a look at what he is producing,” Gavaskar advised Star Sports activities.
Karthik’s greatest this season got here (66 not out from 34 balls) in opposition to Delhi Capitals of their final outing when he took on the skilled Mustafizur Rahman and Indian left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed together with his incredible strokeplay to energy them to a match-winning 189/5.
RCB received the match by 16 runs and Karthik was adjudged Participant-of-the-match.
“He is simply altering the complexion of the sport together with his efficiency. He is doing it for his workforce. He is doing the job that you would be able to anticipate him to do at quantity 6 or 7 on the (T20) World Cup (in October-November),” Gavaskar added.
A veteran of 26 Checks, 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is, the 36-year-old final performed for India within the heart-breaking semifinal loss to New Zealand within the ICC World Cup in 2019.