Karthik outsmarting bowlers due to clarity of thoughts, says Shastri

In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Dinesh Karthik has been a revelation as a finisher for his team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
With 210 runs in seven matches at a whopping average of 210 and strike-rate of 205.88, including being not out six times, Karthik excelling in the finishing role and taking RCB out of tricky situations has been one of the chief reasons in the franchise being in top three on the points table.

Ravi Shastri, former India head coach, credits clarity of thought and hunger to score runs for Karthik producing terrific performances as a finisher in IPL 2022.
“He’s getting into great positions to play the shots, he knows exactly what his role is. He’s moving early, he’s anticipating what the bowler is going to do. What he’s doing extremely well this year is the anticipation which is turning out to be dead right on 90 per cent of the time and that makes a difference,” said the former India cricketer on Cricket Live show on Star Sports.