Dinesh Karthik. Photo-IPL
Dinesh Karthik. Photo-IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik thanked the fans for their constant support and said they are the best fanbase in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

RCB bowed out of the IPL 2022 season following a crushing defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Jos Buttler scored a record-equaling fourth century and helped RR chase down 158 inside 19 overs.

Although the defeat would have stung RCB fans and the franchise, Karthik said the support does help to get over the loss and also said it helps him on an individual basis.

IPL 2022: Been Part Of Many Teams But RCB's Fanbase Is The Best - Dinesh Karthik

I have been part of many teams but this is the best fanbase I have ever been part of because the cheers that I have gotten in the ground, I have never gotten anywhere else.

“I am really thankful, without fans like you, people like me at this age would not be pushing myself to try and achieve what I am trying to achieve,” Karthik said in a video posted by RCB’s official YouTube handle.

IPL 2022: Been Part Of Many Teams But RCB's Fanbase Is The Best - Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. Photo-IPL

Thank you so much, you guys mean a lot in my life because it is one thing playing the IPL but when you are able to put a smile on people’s faces, that is the real reason why you play sport. I am really happy, I am really grateful that I have found this franchise and this fanbase who have literally accepted me with open arms,” he also added.

“The engagement they give, so much positivity” – Dinesh Karthik

Karthik said he goes through social media comments and there are positive ones that are very motivating and engaging.

Dinesh Karthik. PHoto- IPL
Dinesh Karthik. PHoto- IPL

I am blessed in many ways to achieve what we did as a team, but most importantly, the fans who have come on my social media feed, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, all these places and the way they talk about me – I do read a little bit here and there.

“The engagement they give, so much positivity, that is where I feel I have let you all down little bit his year but we will try really hard next season,” Karthik added.

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