RCB retained Dinesh Karthik: AB de Villiers made a big statement
In IPL 2022, Dinesh Karthik could only manage 140 runs in 13 matches at an average of 11.66. However, 37-year-old Dinesh Karthik has been retained for this IPL.
Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have retained a total of 19 players. AB de Villiers made a big statement on Dinesh Karthik after RCB retained. Former RCB player AB de Villiers said that the presence of wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik in this list has made me wonder.
Despite his poor performance in the last season, RCB decided to retain Dinesh Karthik. Meanwhile, the good fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been dropped. AB de Villiers said that this move of the RCB team surprised me. In IPL 2022, Dinesh Karthik could only manage 140 runs in 13 matches at an average of 11.66. However, 37-year-old Dinesh Karthik has been retained for this IPL.
Talking about this, I am surprised that RCB retained Dinesh Karthik. He did not score runs in the last season. I think he can play for two more years and be a brilliant cricketer. However, I thought that RCB might choose a young wicketkeeper to increase their purse. But it was a surprise that Dinesh Karthik was retained as a wicket-keeper batsman, ABD said.
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Also released by Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood. These three have won many matches for the team. Hazlewood is a good bowler who would have strengthened the RCB bowling line-up. However, ABD said that releasing him without saving him was another surprising move.
RCB Retained Player List: Faf du Plessis (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudesai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomrar, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vaishak, Akash Deep , Mohammad Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green.