All the speculations around Kolkata Knight Riders’ new skipper came to a halt when the Knight Riders announced Dinesh Karthik as their skipper. Ever since the franchise decided not to retain their former skipper, Gautam Gambhir, the fans were keenly looking forward to the appointment of the new captain.
While many speculated that Robin Uthappa might get to be at the helm of the Kolkata Knight Riders, it’s Dinesh Karthik who took the cake. Dinesh Karthik who was bought for a hefty amount by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the auctions will be now leading the Kolkata Knight Riders. The 32-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was bought for 7.4 crores by the franchise and he would now have big shoes to fill.
Karthik holds a decent experience of captaincy having led Tamil Nadu in major domestic tournaments. He had also led India Red team in Duleep Trophy last year. But being the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir has left behind a legacy and to carry forward this legacy would be a huge responsibility on Dinesh Karthik’s shoulder.
His career never got stable at the international level and now it would be interesting to see if this new role brings him any stability.
TWITTER TROLLS KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS FOR APPOINTING DK AS CAPTAIN
As the KKR announced their new skipper in Dinesh Karthik, Twitter responded with hilarious Tweets making fun of Kolkata Knight Riders. Twitter feels that Robin Uthappa was a better candidate for captaincy.
Here are the Twitter reactions:
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 4, 2018
Out of nowhere, Dinesh Karthik has been announced to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the #IPL2018. I thought, like many others, that Robin deserved to be named as captain, given his credentials and contribution he had put in on for KKR.
— ?????? ????? (@GautamSodhi1) March 4, 2018
Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as the captain of #KKR
Basically DK did a Murli Vijay to Robin Uthappa..#IPL2018
— Vaishu♀️ (@vaishali_45) March 4, 2018
Gautam Gambhir to Dinesh Karthik,
Name a better downgrade than this. I'll wait! ? pic.twitter.com/VhZeIPpd43
— NoLifeWithoutCricket (@NLWC07) March 4, 2018
Dinesh Karthik appointed as KKR captain….
First, Ashwin and now, DK… TN boys full rocking. Wish CSK had more local players ????
— Chiggy Viggy (@IdlySambhar) March 4, 2018
— HITMAN (@GaikarRoopam) March 4, 2018
Dinesh Karthik appointed KKR captain
SRKian :- pic.twitter.com/BS2WoVVHxM
— RahuL Choudhury (@Rahul_SRKians) March 4, 2018
Other ipl team fans:- We have Kohli, Rohit, MSD, Smith as captains
Kkr fans:- Bhai we have "Dinesh Karthik" as DK
They:- Bhag bhosdike
— Dr Firoz [Kazan] (@iamdrfiroz) March 4, 2018
KKR fans after knowing that Dinesh Karthik is the new captain pic.twitter.com/JQfAEI4URq
— Abhishek #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) March 4, 2018