How a boot camp rebooted Dinesh Karthik’s career

Written by Devendra Pandey
Published: March 14, 2018 2:01 am

Dinesh Karthik made an unbeaten 39 against Sri Lanka in a T20 International on Monday. (Express Archive)

“HOUSE OF Pain”. It sounds like one of those outrageous and over-the-top gimmick matches from the world of WWE. Imagine a room filled with paraphernelia for two brawny wrestlers to use against each other in what will be repeatedly hyped up as the most “painful” match of them all. The house that Abhishek Nayar would make Dinesh Karthik stay in before the 2016 edition of the IPL fortunately wasn’t designed to provide “pain” in the real sense of the word. Nayar’s “House of Pain” was instead designed to knock India’s wicket-keeper batsman out of his comfort zone. To start with, the room—which was a part of Nayar’s home in the suburbs of Mumbai—was so…

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