Former India pacers RP Singh and Dinesh Karthik go back a long way. The two played together for under 19 days, and on Friday Singh mentioned a special thing that can not be ignored by “DK” fans. It must be mentioned here that Karthik is going through a purple patch where he has accounted for 285 runs with a strike rate close to 200. He has played some fantastic shots this season to help RCB finish at a high level. His quick cameo against SRH where he slammed into 30 of 8 balls. He was also the best against DC where he made 66 runs which turned out to be the difference in the end. Still, he failed to take his team across the line against the Punjab Kings. He managed to make 11 of 11 balls. It was as if he was thinking too much.
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And that revealed Singh. He said that Karthik usually fails to deliver when he thinks too much. Though he said it before the match started. “Dinesh Karthik was my batch mate in the U-19 World Cup. He used to be run out then too, there is no change in that! (Laughs) When he thinks too much he makes mistakes. That’s the kind of character he is. Give him less time to think, he will do really well. When he knows he has to play 10 of the 20 deliveries left, he brings out his best performance. “
“Do you know how a cocky guy does it? He thinks he has to do it and will hit when the ball is on his radar. You will know it from his body language. He is the best player for this number of remaining deliveries. And “If you compare him to Liam Livingstone, I think he has the upper hand because he has played many strokes and won his team matches”, he said to ‘Cricbuzz’ when DK was compared to Liam Livingstone.
Livingstone outshone Karthik when he hit 70 to help the Punjab Kings push towards a huge goal with 209 runs. In the end, they won big and stayed in the battle for the IPL 2022 playoffs.
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