Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik
Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik (Credits: Twitter)

Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper, Gautam Gambhir sits, to sum up, Dinesh Karthik’s role at the helm of KKR, as Delhi Daredevils bowed out of the tournament much earlier.

Meanwhile, when Gambhir left Kolkata ahead of the auctions, they were in a spot of bother. However, they roped in a strong squad filling in only 19 players out of 25 places.

Moreover, there were many speculations over the captaincy spot. However, when Kolkata announced Karthik as their captain, the fans were hesitant about the move.

With the league in its business end, KKR are playing the Qualifiers against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday. Although they started slow, they picked at the right time to win back to back matches.

Karthik had led the team brilliantly scoring a considerable amount of runs in the middle-order.

Dinesh Karthik Kolkata Knight Riders
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Meanwhile, KKR’s main USP has been with every player chipping in useful contributions. Talking about his former franchise, Gambhir highly praised his successor.

Dinesh Karthik has smartly picked up the thread. He, too, has done well in nurturing the Eden crowd. True to his personality, DK has not been your flashy, in-your-face modern day cricketer. Instead, he has smiled consistently, kept it simple, hasn’t chopped and changed too much,” Gambhir wrote in his column for Hindustan Times.

Kolkata roped in Karthik for Rs 7.4 crores in the mega-auction held in January this year in Bengaluru, and it was for the first time that the wicketkeeper-batsman would lead an IPL side.

Although, it wasn’t that he was unqualified for the post. He had led his state Tamil Nadu to a victory in Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2009-10 season. In 2017, he had captained Indian Red to victory in Duleep Trophy as well.

Gautam Gambhir
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Leading Kolkata Knight Riders in 15 matches in IPL 2018, Karthik has garnered 490 Runs this season. He is 8th on the top run-scorers of this season with two fifties under his belt.

However, the winner of today’s game will face Chennai Super Kings in Sunday’s final.

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Ankush Das

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