Dinesh Karthik (second right).    AFP
Dinesh Karthik (second right). AFP

Dinesh Karthik came out to bat with Team India requiring 34 off 12 balls to win Nidahas Trophy 2018 final versus Bangladesh. He slammed 22 runs off the 19th over, bowled by Rubel Hossain, and later edged past the opposition single-handedly to ensure India a nerve-wrecking victory. With 5 needed off the last ball, Karthik slammed a flat cover-driven six and became the first Indian to hit a last-ball six in T20Is. Karthik also attained the fifth spot in the remarkable list of batsmen who had won a T20 International with a six off the last ball.

Chamara Kapugedara versus India, Gros Islet, 2010 (World T20)

Eoin Morgan versus India, Wankhede, 2012

Zulfiqar Babar versus West Indies, Kingstown, 2013

Vusimuzi Sibanda versus Netherlands, Sylhet, 2014 (World T20)

Karthik versus Bangladesh, Premadasa, 2018

Karthik was in ominous touch in just-concluded Nidahas Trophy 2018. He remained unbeaten throughout the tournament. He upped his game when it mattered the most, and stitched one of the best closing innings of all times.