KXIP vs KKR, Shubman Gill creates history, Claims unique record with fifty against Kings XI Punjab, Dinesh Karthik angry with KKR team. Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik is not known to lose his cool for on-field lapses but he doesn’t mind letting it rip occasionally if it can bring the best out of his players.
Shubman Gill became the first player under 20 years of age to bag four fifty-plus scores in the IPL. Four other teenagers have scored three fifties in the tournament but Gill became the first one to slam four. Thanks to his 49-ball-65, Gill became the first player under 20 years of age to bag four fifty-plus scores in the IPL.
Karthik joked that not many people have seen him angry but added if being angry gets the best out of his teammates then he is ready to be so. The KKR skipper then went on to praise Gill by saying it was a fair decision to give him a chance at the top of the batting order and the youngster has grabbed the chance with both hands.
KKR’s players looked sullen as their captain spoke to them. But they rallied around to chase down 184 with 7 wickets left as Shubman Gill led the charge on his home ground in front of his family with an unbeaten 65.