The match number 36 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was played between the hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
After winning the toss, stand-in captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl first. However, after a long time, KKR finally forged a good opening partnership and crucial contributions from every other batters helped them to post 200 runs on the board.
Chasing the target, RCB got off to a great start, scoring 30 runs in the first 2 overs. But then came KKR’s Golden Boy for this season, Suyash Sharma, who got the wicket of Faf du Plessis and later Shahbaz Ahmed as well.
Varun Chakravarthy then dismissed Glenn Maxwell and from there on, Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror gave a hope of a comeback until Lomror was dismissed by Varun and Russell got the wicket of Kohli.
Dinesh Karthik was the only batter that the fans were relying on. However, after his stunning IPL 2022, he has been out of form. He scored 22 runs in 18 balls and was dismissed by Varun Chakravarthy. In the end, KKR won the match by 21 runs. See how Twitterati reacted.
Just a reminder MS Dhoni chased 91 runs in 7 overs at Chinnaswamy.
Never ever compare MS Dhoni with Dinesh Karthik pic.twitter.com/hjc7BThqvW— Vansh (@vanshtweetz) April 26, 2023Advertisement
Dinesh Karthik greatest career achievement is he's getting compared with GOAT MS Dhoni by Chutiya RCB fans. pic.twitter.com/88QztoQuhY— ` (@rahulmsd_91) April 26, 2023
Even the English commentators are laughing. What are you doing, Dinesh Karthik ?#RCBvsKKR pic.twitter.com/j2vuXEIvCl— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) April 26, 2023
🗣 "Dinesh Karthik is part time cricketer and full time commentator".— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) April 26, 2023
Vikrant Gupta was not wrong. #RCBvsKKR #IPL2023pic.twitter.com/euK6ustkdc
The worstt thing RCB did till date is retaining Dinesh karthik 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/iSHx5e1Er4— supremo. ` (@hyperkohli) April 26, 2023
When I called Dinesh Karthik a full time commentator & part time cricketer 2 years back, I wasn't wrong. pic.twitter.com/WZeaJRVOR0— ` stan ajju (@kurkureter) April 26, 2023