Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Dinesh Karthik is battling poor form in IPL 2020. In the match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Dinesh Karthik was dismissed for zero. After which KKR fans expressed their displeasure at Dinesh Karthik on social media. Some even advised Karthik to retire. In the match against Kings XI, Dinesh Karthik caught wicketkeeper KL Rahul off Mohammad Shami.
The 35-year-old Karthik has scored 148 runs in 12 matches at an average of 13.45 so far this season. Following the poor form of Dinesh Karthik, fans on social media are demanding that Kolkata Knight Riders be dropped from the playing XI. So some also sought retirement. A few days ago, Dinesh Karthik resigned as the captain of KKR due to poor form. Dinesh Karthik is the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders team since 2018.
EK Morgan of England was handed over the reins of KKR after Karthik stepped down as captain. With the help of half-centuries from openers Mandeep and Chris Gayle, Kings XI Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets for the fifth time here in the IPL match and fast bowler Mohammad Shami took three wickets yesterday. With this, Punjab kept their play-off hopes alive by getting a place in the top-4 team. Kolkata won the toss and elected to field. Punjab won the toss and was elected to the region. Punjab scored 150 for two in 18.5 overs.