I need to finish games off, says Mumbai Indians' Dinesh Karthik

Asked if the team thought that Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar were giving slow starts and whether the opening pair could be tinkered with, Karthik said, "Two players of highest quality. Definitely they would be opening, there is no doubt in that." Karthik was non-committal to a question whether West Indian all-rounder Pollard would be promoted up the order.

updated: April 08, 2013 20:47 IST
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Mumbai: In-form Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik on Monday said that he would look to finish off matches by staying till the end.

Karthik scored a blitzkrieg of 60 off 37 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in MI's opening IPL game and followed it with a breezy 37 off 25 balls against Chennai Super Kings.

"I am happy with the way I am batting. But I feel that I need to finish games off. I feel I should have finished the game in Bangalore but Pollard did that wonderfully for us in Chennai. If you are batting well, it is important to finish games off," Karthik said at the pre-game media conference ahead of MI's tie against Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday.

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