A good trip to the Indian Premier League can help him catch a spot in the World Cup of India but Calcutta's Dubai captain Calcutta said on Saturday he does not think much about the 50-year record but focuses on the tournament T20.
The veteran from Tamil Nadu found himself favorably, as national selectors preferred a much younger Rishabh Pant to welcome the wicketkeeper to the last five ODIs that played against Australia at home before the World Cup.
The Pant, however, failed to hand over the series with Australia, which India lost 2-3 and brought Karthik back to the World Cup war that begins on May 30th with his rich experience and ability to play the role of the finisher in critical situations.
"The smallest thing I think about the World Cup, the better for me, IPL is important for a player like me, IPL this year is also important as every year," Karthik told reporters on the eve of KKR's IPL opening of Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.
"The most important thing for me is to do well the KKR and the team to do well. I am sure the World Cup will take care of me," said 33-year-old basketball player.
Asked if he wanted to play the role of the final player on his side, Karthik said: "It depends on the situation. There are many games last year where we ended up batting the 17th round. an opportunity to play more overs, this will be a great opportunity for me to show off my skills. "
The KKR will open their campaign against the group that had eliminated them in the second qualifying last time with Rashid Khan emerging as the man of the fight with a 10-ball 34 not out and with neat 3/19 figures while bowling.
"He is a bowler expert in the T20s, and we will do our best to face him in the game plan we have," said Karthik for Rashid.
"I think I've said they have a very good bowling attack and it's going to be a very interesting game with two good teams playing against each other."
Karthik was all praised for the Eden Gardens pitch.
"The ground has changed a bit and this has given much more rhythm and bounce. This is something we enjoyed as a team and we have embraced it," he said.
"It is one of the best wickets that go around with a lot of bounce and bounce. I believe in the curator and Dada (Sourav Ganguly) for having such a sporty wicket all year round."