In the IPL Points Table 2022, RCB’s team is sitting in sixth place with 6 points. RCB started their tour with a loss against Punjab Kings. But since then, the team has come back with full faith and support from players like Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, and Dinesh Karthik.
In this article, we will talk about Dinesh Karthik, also known as DK among his peers. Dinesh, since their time in RCB, has played very consistently and emerged to be the power player, especially in the death overs. The right-handed batsman played a brilliant inning against Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals scoring two half-centuries. DK’s efforts in these matches have caught the attention of the cricketing world’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who said, Dinesh is one of the few players who has the ability to play shots around the stadium in a 360-degree manner.
Sachin Tendulkar, who is the mentor of the Mumbai Indians team, praised Dinesh Karthik a lot in his official YouTube channel and said many good things about him. Let’s see what is important he said about DK,
“Dinesh Karthik has the ability to play 360 degrees, be it against a spinner or fast bowler. He began to attack from ball one (Referring to the recently held CSK vs RCB match). He didn’t premeditate the shot. He waits for the ball and plays his shot. Very few players in world cricket are picking the line and length as fast as he is. He is waiting for the ball to come, and then he improvises the shot.”
Directly praised by Master Blaster, in response, DK expressed his gratitude through his Twitter handle and said,
“That feeling of being on cloud 9 when the G.O.A.T of cricket appreciates you”
The RCB team has so far has managed to win 3 matches off 5 in total and are sitting at the 6th position of the points table. The team started off with a loss against the PBKS, but won matches beating the likes of 5-time IPL winners Mumbai Indians, last year’s runner up Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals team.
The recent defeat that the RCB team faced against was the Chennai Super Kings, which was very unexpected. In that match, the 4-time IPL winners (CSK) smashed 216 runs making it the highest total of the league so far but when the RCBs came to chase the mammoth run target, they could withstand the total and were seen losing wickets continuously.
Being on the IPL points table on the 6th position doesn’t make the RCB’s the underrated team but they are amongst the strong contenders who has the ability to change the face of the game any minute. You’ll be surprised to know that the RCB team is the only team till date who has scored the highest runs in the IPL, and to two times. One time 263 runs and the second time 248 runs.
Dinesh Karthik is the second-highest runs getter for his team which is just after Faf Du Plessis.