RCB has been struggling with the lower middle order in IPL 2023. The problem came up yet again on Sunday in Jaipur against Rajasthan Royals. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Dinesh Karthik gets out for a duck against RR.
Dinesh Karthik gets out for a duck against RR
Dinesh Karthik could not do well against RR in the important game for RCB. While he defended the first ball against Adam Zampa, he was struck LBW in the next ball. Although the umpire did not think it was out, Sanju Samson reviewed it and DK was given out.
It has been a poor season for DK this year. There were a lot of expectations because of the way he batted last season. However, barring a few games, it has been not great for the Tamil Nadu man this season. Also, his game against spin has not improved and he is unable to smash them like the way he used to when he started out. His wicket-keeping, too, has had its issues and considering these factors and his age, it won’t be a surprise if RCB actually releases him at the end of this season.
The fact that teams have had to play a lot on different pitches seems to have also troubled him. Last season, he played mostly on pitches that suited his style. However, this year, there has been different pitches and DK has struggled to get used to it because of the limitations in his batting right now.
Twitter reacts to DK’s poor outing
DK has been in poor touch in IPL 2023. Although he appeared to come to form in the last few games, the impact has been missing. Twitter was disappointed with DK’s show against RR. Here is a look at how Twitter reacted:
Comparing Dinesh Karthik with MS Dhoni is the Second Biggest Disrespect to this Beautiful Game of Cricket.😭 pic.twitter.com/EjeXQDZ8S6Advertisement
— 𓄼𓄹 (@thegoat_msd_) May 14, 2023
— 175* (@175of228) May 14, 2023
If Thomas Alva Edison sir had seen Dinesh Karthik… He would have had discovered 1000 more ways to fail🤣😉Advertisement
— Hustler🦅 (@HustlerCSK_) May 14, 2023
DK has been absolutely useless for @RCBTweets and for Team India @BCCI since over a year now. @DineshKarthik is not even able to do a 2-3 ball cameo like @msdhoni this IPL 2023. Should retire now and just commentate.Advertisement
— Nikhil Ram (@Nikhil_Rams) May 14, 2023
#QuickByte: Most ducks for a batter in the IPL:Advertisement
— Cricket.com (@weRcricket) May 14, 2023
— Prajjwal Agrawal (@40minsOfBadCric) May 14, 2023
#STARAIKELLUNGAL Why is RCB pursuing Dinesh Karthik so much and don't you think he is highly over rated player for RCB and India when compared to Saha or Sanju..his keeping skills are also not great.
— S. Ramakrishnan (@SRamakr02616000) May 14, 2023
— He-Man (@HeMan1507) May 14, 2023
Dinesh Karthik had already given up the moment the ball struck his pads.
Yet, the umpire seemed to think otherwise.
The poor umpiring in the IPL continues! pic.twitter.com/hpWTI9VuL1Advertisement
— Rahul Sharma (@CricFnatic) May 14, 2023