Sehwag was upset with Dinesh Karthik's poor performance, said - when was the last match played in Australia
Team India's performance against South Africa at Perth's Aptus Stadium was very poor and the Indian team lost this match. The Indian team, who won their first two matches, was not expecting such a performance in Perth, but the team's batsmen were impeccable and the Proteas could only score 133 runs in the first innings in front of the pacers. Although the Indian bowlers fought even on such a low score, India had to face their first defeat.
Sehwag upset with Dinesh Karthik's performance
Like many legendary Indian batsmen in this match, Dinesh Karthik, who is known to bat well down the order, had his chance. In IPL 2022, he made it to the Indian team only on the basis of his good performance at the lower order, but when he had to do something at a crucial time, he proved to be a letdown. In this World Cup, he was dismissed cheaply against Pakistan, while he was seen struggling to score runs against South Africa.
Sehwag was very unhappy with Dinesh Karthik's poor performance and his batting approach and said that Rishabh Pant should get a chance in the team instead of Karthik as he has experience playing on Australian pitches. Speaking on Cricbuzz, Sehwag said that it should have happened from the very first match as Rishabh Pant has played Tests and ODIs in Australia and performed as well. He knows how to bat in these conditions.
Rishabh Pant should be in the playing XI
Sehwag raised the question that when Dinesh Karthik last played in Australia and when did he play cricket on such a bouncy wicket. This is not a Bangalore wicket, against South Africa Rishabh Pant should have replaced Deepak Hooda as Pant has the experience of playing here. The innings he played at the Gabba were historic. Well, I can only give advice and all the decisions are taken by the team management. If Karthik is fit, he will back him again, but according to me, Rishabh Pant should have been in the Indian playing XI from the beginning.