I can deliver for India as a specialist batsman again, says Dinesh Karthik

The 'keepers slot is sealed for atleast a few more years as Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going to stay at the helm which means that he might have to be an outfielder. But Karthik is game about that.

updated: April 20, 2013 18:22 IST
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New Delhi: Mumbai Indians' Dinesh Karthik firmly believes that he has the ability to play for India as a specialist batsman and he is confident of delivering the goods when he gets another chance at the highest level.

"I have always had the confidence in my batting abilities. I have played as a batsman for India earlier also and I can deliver as a specialist batsman when I get an opportunity once again," said Karthik, who has so far scored 254 runs in five matches with a strike rate of nearly 150.

For him, the main motivation to do well in the IPL is the fact that every team has quality international fast bowlers.

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