Dinesh Karthik probably as cool as MS Dhoni can get in the last five overs Faf du Plessis RCB vs KKR IPL 2022


Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore opened their account in the points table of IPL 2022 with a three-wicket win over KKR on Wednesday. In this low-scoring thrilling match, KKR had scored 128 runs while batting first. This score was achieved by RCB with four balls to spare. In the last over, RCB needed 7 runs to win, wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik gave the team the victory by hitting a six off the first ball of Andre Russell and a four on the second ball. After the match, Du Plessis compared Karthik to former Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. During this, Du Plessis also described Karthik as cool as Dhoni in the death over.

Du Plessis said after winning the match, “We are very happy with this win. Chasing small scores is not that easy either. You always need to be positive and you can’t leave the match too early. Their fast bowlers Bowled well. It had seams and bounce on the pitch. Two-three days ago there were scores of 200 in both the innings and today it was 120 vs 120. In the end, we also got the experience of DK (Dinesh Karthik). Come on. He is as cool as Dhoni in the last overs.”

Talking about the competition, in the 6th match of IPL 2022, RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl first. His decision proved to be absolutely right. RCB managed to bundle out KKR for 128 runs in the first innings on the basis of Hasranga’s four wickets and Akash Deep’s three-wicket haul. For KKR, Russell played the highest innings of 25 runs in 18 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 1 four.

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Chasing the target, the start of RCB was not good. Big batsmen like Captain Du Plessis (5) and Virat Kohli (12) returned to the pavilion cheaply. David Willey (18) and Rutherford (28) handled the innings in the middle overs. In the end, Shahbaz Ahmed scored 27 runs in 20 balls with the help of 3 sixes and Dinesh Karthik scored an unbeaten innings of 14 runs in 7 balls to win the team.

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