Dinesh Karthik has walked back into the Indian team, once again and in many ways, this has exemplified the career of the Tamil Nadu-man.
He churns out runs for fun in the domestic circuit, gets his opportunity for the Indian team and then walks back into obscurity. However, with the national selectors looking to build a pool of players prior to the next World Cup, this opportunity meted out to Karthik could well be a critical one as far as his national ambitions are concerned.
Here in this article, we take a look at 5 instances when Karthik was recalled into the Indian team, almost out of nowhere.
# India vs South Africa 2010
The historical series when Sachin Tendulkar became the first man to score a double century in ODI cricket, Dinesh Karthik quietly scored his runs at the other end.
In the second match, when Sachin was cruising along, Karthik did not harm his chances as he crafted a sublime 79 at the other end and forged a 194 runs partnership with Tendulkar for the second wicket.
His selection for the series was not anticipated, but it was a choice picked on a hunch, and the spunky man did not disappoint.