Dinesh Karthik was chosen as the Man of the match against Bangladesh for his spectacular performance in the final of the Nidahas Trophy at Premadasa Stadium in Colombo while Washington Sundar bagged the Man of the Series award.
When India needs five runs in the last ball, Dinesh drove the ball to six and secured a magnificent victory for India. In the match, Dinesh Karthik’s 29- run-knock from 8 balls was hailed as magic by all renowned cricketers such as Sachin, Ganguly and Indian captain Kohli. “Probably one of the best nights of my life. Nothing comes close to crossing the finish line for your country”, Dinesh Karthik noted on Twitter.
The Man of the Series award was considered as a big boost to Sundar’s career as he is just 18 years old. Washington Sundar who played only six international matches till now is really a promising player for India. The tall Sundar was simply stunning with his magical off- spin throughout the tournament. Whenever India needs a wicket, he delivered. Even though he came into the team as a batsman, but in Colombo, he created magic for India in bowling.