Karthik reveals reason behind losing his temper
Kolkata Knight Riders won their game against Kings XI Punjab comfortably to keep their hopes alive for a place in the play-offs.
It was a do or die encounter for Dinesh Karthik and his men and they were on top of their performance as they chased down the big total of 184 runs comfortably by 7 wickets.
However, they didn’t start off to well and were sloppy in the field during Punjab’s innings. And it didn’t went too well for Karthik as he was seen animated in the field and lashing out at his team at the end of the first strategic time-out in the KXIP innings.
When asked what was the discussion about, Karthik revealed –
“I wasn’t too happy with the what the bowlers and the fielders were doing, so I thought I should let the boys know what I felt at that time. It is rare, not many people have seen me angry. If I feel I need to be angry to get the best out of the boys, then maybe.”
“The last over went for 10 runs too many, but we have to give it to Sam Curran. IPL is that kind of a tournament where someone comes in and scores runs for you, so there’s that balance. It’s a big ground, but we did the small things well. Ran well, put pressure on the bowler, and good execution on the batsmen,” he added.
Kolkata will play their last game against Mumbai Indians and it’s a must need win to qualify for the play-offs.