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Dinesh Karthik feels proud to be a part of the current Indian side © IANS

The current Indian team led by Virat Kohli has undoubtedly been one of the finest teams in recent times, as they continue to dominate other cricketing sides in the world, owing to their prolific performance,. Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has been included in the ODI squad for the upcoming series against visitors New Zealand, feels proud to be a part of the current Indian side. According to him, the team would leave a mark as one of the legendary sides, while he has praised bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Karthik is currently playing the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 with his side Tamil Nadu, who has been performing good so far. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs New Zealand 2017-18, 1st ODI at Mumbai

“The present team is very good. Bowlers [like Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar] are bowling fantasic. I am proud to be part of a team that is going to leave a legacy in the next few years as one of the greatest teams India has ever seen in terms of the players that have represented the country, which is led by a fantastic leader and has some seriously good senior players. The great thing is that the bowlers are able to bat, which adds death to the side.I am honoured and privileged just to be part of this team,” said Karthik, as reported by PTI.

He praised Kohli all the way as he was excited to be a part of his side. “Kohli is very vibrant and very positive. He is always looking to win. I feel very positive to be back in the side. I feel very confident and will try to give my best. The team set-up is very vibrant and there are good vibes in the dressing room. If I get the chance I have to make the most of it,” he said. Rohit Sharma: India have played together as a unit

Speaking on his comfortable position to bat on, he said, “Obviously No 4 is a great best position for me to bat. I have been batting at No 4 for Tamil Nadu in white ball cricket. I am confident that I can do well. I am confident of fielding anywhere. It is part of my repertoire. Now that I am back-up for MS Dhoni, it is important that I keep practising and whenever given the opportunity do the best I can.”

On being asked about his interaction with Indian coach Ravi Shastri, he said, “He [Shastri] is fantastic. He had a chat with me and told me how he sees me in future. He told me what I must do. Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar make a formidable support staff along with Shastri.”