Indian team's star all-rounder player Hardik Pandya and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant are excellent middle-order batsmen. On some occasions, Rishabh Pant has also opened for the Indian team. A century partnership between Pant and Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket against England. However, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif does not have confidence in his abilities to score more runs in the death overs.
The former Pakistani captain has made a big claim that Team India is more likely to lose if Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are left to finish the game with the ball with 12 balls to spare for the Indian team. But if Pant and Hardik have to play with Karthik, it means that the top order has faltered.
Rashid Latif while talking about Dinesh Karthik on the YouTube show Caught Behind said- Dinesh Karthik is fine in franchise cricket. But when it comes to playing for Team India, he has three to four quality batsmen. Where and how will he bat in 20 overs? I believe it is fine till franchise cricket, but if they are getting to bat against international teams like Pakistan and Australia, it means the top order is damaged.