The ongoing India Vs New Zealand has already been the talk of the country. India is showcasing a mixed performance on the field. And it is quite visible that batsman Dinesh Karthik now has a crucial role to play. After the victory he brought for team India in the T20 against Bangladesh with a last ball six, we had great expectations.
He battled powerfully along with Krunal Pndya on the field scoring 52 with 22 balls. They lost the top order and was left to score 68 runs in 28 balls. It required hard hitting but Karthik refused to take a single even though Krunal himself connected the ball well with 25 from just 12 balls.
This fall ultimately leads to the series ending with 1-2 as team India lost just by four runs. This is what Mumbai Indians tweeted after Dinesh Karthik refused a single to Krunal Pandya.
.@krunalpandya24 26 not-out from 13 balls and got to face only 1 ball in the final over. 🤷🏻♂🤔
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) February 10, 2019
However, unlike the tweets by Mumbai Indians, Twitterati has different opinions. They collectively slammed Mumbai Indians for making an conscious effort to play divide and rule between Indian players. They were all for Dinesh Karthik and appreciated his excellent efforts on the field.
Check out the tweets here:
What about match loosing bowling figures by KP???
— Thalabathy Babu (@NDB_28) February 10, 2019
Yes he was in touch……DK did a mistake not taking that single but credit to both for taking the game to length
— Ankush (@ankushrana1) February 10, 2019
He gave 54 runs with the ball and Rohit consumed so many balls. Highlight that as well 😂🤣😜
— Rakesh Goud (@RakeshGoudE) February 10, 2019
— 🇮🇳Sarita Tiwari10🏏 (@sarita_tiwari10) February 10, 2019
What the hell ? How could u b assure that krunal was all about to Finish the match ? DK also was on 33 on just 16 balls nd both were playing for country not for any Ch**tiya Ipl franchise like you. Yes this lose hurt us but thats okay it was just a Match #NZvInd Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Banit gogia (@Banit515) February 10, 2019
This post is completely unexpected. u are clearly pointing on Dinesh Karthik. Whatever happened, This is team game. u can't be that much choosy about your player. Lost the respect.
— Mangesh Matke (@m_mangesh_) February 10, 2019
what about the 54 humongous runs that he gave? 😂
— Prajakta Bhawsar (@ViratsFangirl18) February 10, 2019
— KSV (@KSV60748826) February 10, 2019
If Rohit Sharma had consumed fewer balls,may be KP might have got few more in the end…Just saying
— Vadiraj Huilgol (@VadirajH) February 10, 2019
The main reason is India lost the match is not @DineshKarthik during the 18.5 the @krunalpandya24 as hit a boundary India definitely won the match for the first time @ImRo45 lost the series so please stop scroll the Indian players due to over lackconfidence on @mipaltan squad🤔
— ILAYARASANSANATH977 (@ilayaramanika24) February 10, 2019
Why are you digging on Dinesh Karthik
— Mah-rohpp (@Dreamer_loner7) February 10, 2019
They are indian first, Not Mumbai Indian first.
So stop dividing based on club. Its a indian team
— aniruddh solanki (@lazy6okro) February 11, 2019
I think that ball which @DineshKarthik left as wide, if he had hit that too it was different story n I don't think he did anything wrong
— unknown traveller (@wonderboys98) February 10, 2019
We all know what Krunal did in Australia T20 when DK took single and gave him strike, he wasted two deliveries and got out for the next ball😂😂😊
— Aayush Srivastava (@aayushadam22) February 11, 2019
So, what do you think? Is it worth blaming Dinesh Karthik for the defeat or did it seem like Mumbai Indians just crossed the line a little bit?
Share your opinions in the comments section below.