Dinesh Karthik Reflects on His Crucial Role as RCB’s Finisher

Dinesh Karthik Reflects on His Crucial Role as RCB's Finisher


In a thrilling showdown between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Punjab Kings, RCB showcased their dominance, led by Virat Kohli’s stellar innings. As Kohli’s spectacular display concluded, Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror took charge, steering RCB to a remarkable victory. Post-match, Dinesh Karthik delved into his pivotal role as a finisher, shedding light on his strategy and mindset during the crucial moments. The match left fans on the edge of their seats, highlighting the intense competition and the remarkable resilience displayed by both teams. 

Dinesh Karthik’s Words:

While batting in the second innings, Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock of 77 runs in 49 balls with 11 boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. But after his dismissal, RCB needed a good finish. Then Dinesh Karthik and Mahipal Lomror came to the rescue. Dinesh Karthik played an explosive knock of 28 runs in 10 balls with three exceptional boundaries and 2 over-boundaries. He batted with a strike rate of 280. 

While talking about the innings, Dinesh Karthik said, “Little bit (dusting off the rustiness). I wasn’t completely in control but getting there. We needed that (knock from Lomror), Anuj batted well last time but when Mahipal walked out.. he took the pressure off me. He (Harshal) is a wily customer, he has the dipping slower one and if you missed that you are a goner, I had to wait to play the scoop. I didn’t say anything, he (Lomror) was calm and when he hit that six, I just told him to keep a still head. If I start bowling then you can know what the situation would be for RCB.”

Faf Praising Dinesh Karthik:

After Dinesh Karthik showcased his exceptional finishing skills, Royal Challengers Bengaluru secured their first win in this tournament. After that, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis praised Dinesh Karthik’s effort. He said, “But great to see the guys with the composure at the back end. And the old horse DK. No, I didn’t feel the game was gone. With the new rule, there’s an extra batter. We knew we had Mahipal coming in – has lot of power. Now with the extra batter you feel like even 14-15 rpo is gettable. Even 30 off 2 overs becomes a reality. Really pleased for him (DK). I said it the other night – really important for him to get his IPL going with confidence. That sets you up for the rest of the tournament. We need him with his experience.”

RCB’s victory propelled them to the sixth spot, securing a valuable 2 points from 2 matches. Despite a net run rate of -0.180, their spirits remain high. Anticipation builds as they gear up to face Kolkata Knight Riders in their upcoming match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on March 29. With their recent triumph fueling their momentum, RCB aims to maintain their winning streak and continue their ascent up the IPL leaderboard. Fans eagerly await the clash as excitement mounts for another thrilling showdown.

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