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‘Proud of him as player’ says KKR captain Dinesh Karthik backs Narine

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik backs Sunil Narine after a good performance in the last match against CSK. He says he is proud of him as a player, two or three matches doesn’t let go of key players like Sunil Narine. He batted No. 4, scoring 17 off nine balls and completed with 1/31 with the ball. He was criticized with captain Dinesh Karthik on social media for not performing as an opener. KKR fans were saying that he is putting pressure on the team and boosting the confidence of the rival team.

Against CSK, he has been sent to bat at no. 4 when the run rate was slow and he smashed one six and a boundary scoring 17 runs in 9 balls. If he starts hitting as an opener, he changed all the game with his batting. But he was not seen in a good form to open with the bat. Rahul Tripathi has replaced him where he took the opportunity and get a man of the match against CSK. KKR won by 10 runs defending 167 runs first in the history against CSK. Sunil bowled well and took a wicket in form and set batsman Shane Watson. This is where bowlers came into the attack to defend the total.

KKR captain Dinesh Karthik

KKR captain Dinesh Karthik backs Narine

Karthik also worried about the significance of support to get under-fire performers such as Sunil Narine. Although, it was Rahul Tripathi who replaced Sunil Narine as an opener. In the last 4 four matches, Narine scored of 9, 0, 15, and 3, highlighting a bad season with the bat for the West Indies all-rounder. Even with the ball, Narine hasn’t come close to his best with figures of 1/22, 0/31, 1/40, 0/26.

KKR captain Dinesh Karthik

Against CSK on Wednesday, KKR sent Narine tp bat at No. 4 but he only scored 17 runs off 9 balls. If we talk about ball, Narine returned to his form 1/31. While Narine hasn’t been as effective as fans of KKR would expect him to be. Karthik said it’s important to get him back and stated two or three matches performance should not be seen. He is a key player for KKR

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