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“Felt Special And Great Honour”: Dinesh Karthik Reacts After Making India Captaincy Debut vs Derbyshire | Cricket News

Dinesh Karthik was elated after making his India captaincy debut vs Derbyshire.© Twitter

While Team India was taking over England within the rescheduled fifth Test towards England at Edgbaston on Friday, Dinesh Karthik made his captaincy debut, main a second-string Indian group in a Tour recreation towards Derbyshire on the identical day. After scoring a century towards Ireland within the second T20I earlier this week, Deepak Hooda scored a match-winning fifty as India defeated Derbyshire by seven wickets. Although it was solely a observe match, Karthik was elated after making his captaincy debut and shared an emotional message on social media

“Have been around for many years but this was the first time I led the team in blue. Even though it was a warm-up game, it felt special and a great honour. Big thanks to all who have always supported and for the wishes. Proud of being a part of this team,” Karthik captioned a submit on Twitter.

After India elected to area, pacers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh grabbed two wickets apiece as India restricted Derbyshire to 150 for 8 after opting to area.

Wayne Madsen top-scored for Derbyshire, hitting 28 off 21 balls.

In reply, Hooda made 59 off 37 balls and shared a 78-run stand for the third wicket with Suryakumar Yadav (36 not out).

Sanju Samson additionally chipped in with a 30-ball 38 whereas Karthik remained unbeaten on seven.


The second-string Indian group will play their second warm-up match towards Northamptonshire on Sunday forward of the white-ball collection towards England, beginning July 7.

Both groups will play three T20Is and ODIs.

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