Dinesh Karthik is all praise for Youngsters Shivam Mavi & Kamlesh Nagarkoti, hailing them for giving their best performance by catching toughest catches with excellent bowling show.
The epic performance by KKR’s young sensation Dinesh Karthik & Shivam Mavi is not hidden by the world even KKR’s captain Dinesh Karthik also hailed their squad’s young players for showing incredible performance in yesterday’s clash against Rajasthan Royals. The duo made their presence felt in the 12th Match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday fetching two wickets each. Nagarkoti further came into the limelight with his fielding, taking a difficult catch to dismiss English pacer Jofra Archer who looked very dangerous with his bat in yesterday’s clash. KKR defeated Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs which is also a crucial win for KKR after suffering a couple of defeats in previous matches.
“A lot of things pleased me – the way Gill started, the way Russell started, the way Morgan kept his head. The beautiful sight of the youngsters going for the catch no matter high it is. I think Archer bowled some good areas. Couple of guys made the pitch look better than it was. It’s a very special thing – these boys, the journey they’ve gone through when not playing, and for them to just come out and express themselves with the ball was incredible,” said Dinesh Karthik in the post-match presentation.
Earlier the KKR based franchise set a target of 174/6 after being sent to bat by Rajasthan Royals. Opener batsman Shubman Gill was the highest run scorer who scored 47 runs off 34 balls in an innings comprising of five boundaries & a six. However the team would have not posted such a competitive total without an unbeaten knock of 34 runs by Eoin Morgan who led his team to safety by following some cheap dismissals. Rajasthan Royals were restricted to just 137/9 in 20 overs with the two young players as well as Varun Chakravarthy fetching two wickets each.