Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson finds inspiration in the enduring careers of Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni, despite not receiving an India call-up himself.
Jackson admires the commitment and fitness of both players, who continue to excel in competitive cricket even as they approach the later stages of their careers.
“I get motivated when I see Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni. I was with him (Karthik) at KKR and I have seen his entire transformation. He is a true inspiration for me and at the stage of my career that I am he is a motivation to me.” – to Sportskeeda
Having observed Karthik’s transformation during their time together at Kolkata Knight Riders, Jackson considers him a true inspiration and a motivation at this stage of his own career. While Jackson’s T20 statistics may not be as impressive as desired, he has consistently performed well in Test matches.
He expresses puzzlement over his exclusion from the West Zone’s Duleep Trophy squad, noting that if given the opportunity, he believes he can make a significant impact.
“If you don’t get the chance where you will make an impact? I can never comment on anyone’s selection. I can only ask about me, that why I have not got picked. I will never call a selector and ask why am I not picked.
With a notable track record and a distinction between his red ball and white ball performances, Jackson remains optimistic about his future in cricket.