Dinesh Kaarthick gets a pat from Tamil Nadu CM

Updated: Jan 25, 2007, 13:10 PM IST

Chennai, Jan 26: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi congratulated Dinesh Kaarthick for his fighting innings which ensured an Indian win in the second one-dayer against the West Indies at Cuttack.

In a letter to the 21-year-old dashing batsman, Karunanidhi, a keen follower of cricket, said `You played a fighting innings against heavy odds to bring India a memorable victory." He expressed hope that Kaarthick would continue with "many such sterling performances for the country." A copy of the letter was released to the press.

Defending 189, India snatched a 20-run win. Kaarthick who topscored for the home team with 63, was declared the man of the match.