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Manoj Tiwary criticises Dinesh Karthik for promoting himself ahead of Shubman Gill

Dinesh Karthik. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 14, 2019, 11.08 PM (IST)

Cricketer Manoj Tiwary has taken a dig at Kolkata's skipper Dinesh Karthik for promoting himself ahead of Shubman Gill in the batting line up in an Indian Premier League 2019 against Chennai. 

In Narine's absence, Shubman Gill was promoted to open the innings and the 19-year-old talented youngster responded with a 39-ball 65 in the previous match. 

But in Sunday's match against Chennai that Kolkata lost by five wickets, Gill came to bat at number seven and scored 15 runs before losing his wicket to Shardul Thakur. 

Dinesh Karthik came to bat at number five after Chris Lynn's wicket and scored 18 runs. 

Tiwary posted a series of tweets to question Karthik's decision and asked that "is ShubmanGill playing dis match?"

Tiwary, who had scored the winning runs for the franchise in 2012 in their maiden IPL title victory also said, "Oh now I understand tomorrow is d World Cup selection... Who says it’s a team game?? Sometimes it's quite obvious to d eyes." 

Tiwary further wrote, "Wen someone has played a classy innings of 65 runs in d previous game, than I as a cricket fan want that player to play higher up d order especially wen d team has lost a game."

He added, "It's about providing d platform 4 our domestic players to bat higher order ahead of overseas players."

"It's not about who has batted Wher last season or who has been batting at wat position, it's about utilising current form nd touch of a player especially wen ur team has lost a game." 

"Decision making has to be correct or else results won’t go in ur favour."

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In Narine's absence, Shubman Gill was promoted to open the innings and the 19-year-old talented youngster responded with a 39-ball 65 in the previous match