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Dinesh Karthik reveals 'toughest Indian bowler' he has ever faced, calls him torture

Rohit Sharma and co. have started their Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 campaign in style. The 'men in blue' lead the four-match Test series by 1-0 as of now. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has now spoken about the toughest Indian bowler he has ever faced in practice nets.

Written By: Jishu Bhattacharya @bh0592 New Delhi Updated on: February 13, 2023 13:51 IST
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Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Dinesh Karthik picks up toughest Indian bowler he has faced

Indian cricket as of today has a bowling attack that many teams are envious of. Be it fiery pace or deceptive spin, the men in blue have everything that makes their attack challenging to face on any given surface. The likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammed Siraj have dictated their terms and have dominated international cricket for quite sometime now. The Indian team was always known for its batting prowess, but after Virat Kohli took over as the leader of the side, things drastically changed as far as bowling is concerned.

The Indian team dominated Australia in the recently concluded Test match that was played in Nagpur. It was spin bowling all along that worked wonders for Rohit Sharma's team, but in the opening session of the first day, it was the duo of Shami and Siraj that dented the Aussies from the word go. On a pitch that was supposed to favour spinners, Siraj and Shami earned the prized scalps of David Warner and Usman Khwaja. India's revolution in the pace department has been talked about, but now Dinesh Kartik while speaking to 'Cricbuzz' has expressed his opinion.

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Dinesh Kartik lavished praise on the Indian pace battery and  said:

If I have to use only one word for Shami, it will be 'Torture Shami'. In my whole career, he is the toughest bowler I have ever faced in the nets. He has also got me out a couple of times in IPL matches. He has been absolutely nasty to play in the nets, to be honest. I thought I was the only one, so I decided to ask both Virat and Rohit, the legends of the game and they too had the same opinion about Mohammad Shami. He is an extra bit special because he turns up for net sessions with all his might. His upright seam position, his natural length, everything is perfect.

The express pacer has been a stalwart for the Indian cricket team and has picked up over 400 international wickets across formats. Shami has been India's go-to bowler, but he is less effective in overseas conditions. 

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