Following Tuesday, May 9’s loss to the Mumbai Indians (MI) by six wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Sanjay Bangar commented on Dinesh Karthik’s fitness. Karthik, who has struggled with the bat in every RCB match, regained his form by scoring 30 runs off 18 deliveries, including four fours and a six.
On his approach to the pavilion following his dismissal in the penultimate over of the first innings, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman was observed vomiting multiple times. Notably, he did not play in the second innings, as Anuj Rawat replaced him behind the wickets.
Karthik, according to RCB head coach Sanjay Bangar, was possibly dehydrated and vomited on his way back to the pavilion. The coach stated there is sufficient time between games and he should be fit in time. The former Indian cricketer then praised Karthik, stating that he is an indispensable member of the franchise who plays an important role.
“During the innings, Dinesh Karthik began to feel ill, he became slightly dehydrated, and on his way back he also vomited. There is a sufficient amount of time, perhaps three or four days, so I believe he will be alright with medication. Bangar stated in the post-match press conference that he is a vital member of the team and plays a significant role.
Our youthful Indian batters are not making significant strides: Bangar Bangar acknowledged that RCB’s youthful Indian batsmen, such as Anuj Rawat and Shahbaz Ahmed, are not advancing at an adequate rate. The 50-year-old continued by stating that Mahipal Lomror was someone who made the most of his opportunities. He added that they must be patient with junior players, citing Rinku Singh of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as an example.
“Our young Indian batters are not making significant advancement. Lomror has been someone who has made the most of his opportunities. But individuals like Anuj Rawat and Shahbaz Ahmed have been unable to capitalize on these opportunities whenever they have arisen. Bangar added, “You must be patient with younger players, and you can possibly use Rinku Singh as an example.”