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WATCH: 'So cool and calm..' - Dinesh Karthik extends his gratitude to Ravichandran Ashwin for protecting him from fire of Indian fans

In this video, senior wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik can be seen thanking Ashwin and saying thanking remarks to him. Notably, Karthik....

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India and Pakistan locked horns in the historic clash during the 0ngoing 20-20 World Cup. Both teams played their tournament opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Rohit Sharma-led Team India ended up creating history with an emphatic win over the arch-rivals, thanks to the 82-run knock of the ages by the former skipper and batting legend Virat Kohli.

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Although, the winning run was scored by the senior all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin. He came to bat when Dinesh Karthik got stumped on the fifth ball and went back to the pavilion. Indian needed 2 runs off the last ball when Ashwin came there in the middle. The 36-year-old calmly left the ball that was delivered down the leg side by Mohammad Nawaz and it resulted in a wide which later made Ashwin confident to smash a four on the last ball to take India home with a thrilling win.

Following all this, recently a video has gone viral over social media. In this video, senior wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik can be seen thanking Ashwin and saying, "Thank you for saving me yesterday, so cool and calm."

Notably, it was a very crucial moment for India when Karthik fell prey to Nawaz on a stump-out by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. And, if somehow things wouldn’t end in favor of India, then he could be the one on the receiving end of the harsh and aggressive side of the Indian fans.

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Here's the video:

This video has been posted by the Indian cricket Board on their official Twitter handle. Other than Karthik-Ashwin banter, it can also be seen in the video that the men in blue have touched down in Sydney to play their second match of the tournament against the Netherlands who are coming to the super-12 round after winning in Round 1.

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