IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik scored just 169 runs from 14 matches.© BCCI / IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had a forgettable Indian Premier League season as they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second straight year. KKR switched captains halfway through the competition phase when team management decided to replace Dinesh Karthik with England’s Eoin Morgan as the team’s leader. But even this move couldn’t get KKR into the playoffs. Karthik failed with the bat in the tournament, scoring just 169 points from 14 games. On Friday, the two-time IPL champions took to Twitter to post a quiz for their fans using a photo of their former skipper – Karthik, and asked fans to identify which was the real cricket ball of the three in the photo. were embedded.
Dissatisfied with the team’s performance in this year’s IPL, fans were quick to troll the franchise and the wicket-keeper-batsman.
One fan who criticized Karthik’s form said he won’t be able to make contact with the ball at all. “Well … he can’t hit one,” the fan wrote on Twitter.
Well … He can’t hit one!
– Afaque Umer (@afaque_umer) November 6, 2020
“Edge to keeper as always,” added another.
Edge to goalkeeper as always
– Chirag verma (@ Chiragv79762579) November 6, 2020
“Eagle eyed duck knight would be appropriate,” one fan tweeted.
Duck knight with eagle eyes would be appropriate.
– Varun (@ varungadiparth1) November 6, 2020
KKR finished fifth on the points table with 14 points from as many games.
The Kolkata-based franchise closed the league stages with the same points as Royal Challengers Bangalore and SunRisers Hyderabad, who make it into the Eliminator on Friday but miss the playoffs due to a poor net run rate.
Pat Cummins, KKR’s most expensive recruit, was only able to pick 12 wickets throughout the season.
Also, an injury forced their explosive all-rounder Andre Russell to miss a number of games in IPL 2020, which ultimately turned out to be too expensive for the franchise.
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