Dinesh Karthik, the captain of the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), wants to win the forthcoming IPL title as he believes that it can be a great moment for the West Bengal which has faced a tough time in recent times.
Dinesh Karthik, who has played for six different IPL teams, started to serve for his present team KKR since 2018. From his very first season for the KKR, Karthik took the leadership charge of this team and he is still leading this side.
KKR, who won two IPL trophies both under Gautam Gambhir‘s captaincy (2012 and 2014), finished as the third-best team in the 2018 season (Playoff) and fifth team in the 2019 season.
Apart from battling against coronavirus, just like the other Indian states, West Bengal also recently faced the Cyclone Amphan, which wracked the southern side of the state.
KKR captain Karthik has claimed that they are emotionally attached to Kolkata, capital of West Bengal. While he understands the recent tough time in the state, he feels that winning the IPL can bring something to cheer up in the state people.
During the launch of KKR’s Sahayata Van initiative, Karthik commented, “We are definitely emotionally very attached to Kolkata. They are really proud of us. The state has gone through a lot in the last couple of months. So I think winning the IPL, is the least we can do for the state.”
Dinesh Karthik talked about the possibility of IPL 2020
Recently, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has clarified that they are trying their best to organise the IPL 2020 in India.
The Chairman of the IPL governing council, Brijesh Patel, has also opened up that they are eyeing to organise the IPL 2020 in September-October window.
However, the fate of IPL 2020 is totally depended on the fate of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 as the postponement of this global tournament can bring up a great opportunity to the BCCI to organise the IPL 13 in this year.
Karthik is also unsure about the fate of the IPL 2020. However, he believes that the dew factor can play a big role if the tournament happens in Kolkata.
Karthik said, “We don’t know yet. Even if the IPL happens, is it going to be like the home and away basis or it’s going to be held in one centre. There are a lot of variables to this. But even when we play in the month of April-May, I can tell you that Kolkata has a strong amount of dew so teams like to chase.”