Former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik was forced to take evasive action on Saturday during an intra-squad match at Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium. Swasbuckling all-rounder Andre Russell smashed a poweful shot straight down ground. The immense power behind the shot left Karthik with very little time to get out of the way. However, Dinesh Karthik somehow managed to evade the ball and in the process, he also fell down on his knees.
The social media handle of Kolkata Knight Riders shared a video of the incident. Karthik just kneeled down in time. While a commentator can be heard saying, "That almost took the non-striker out. That was one hell of a shot." The players of the franchise played the match after completing their mandatory 7-day quarantine period.
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The practice match was held between a team led by Australian all-rounder Ben Cutting and the other being led by promising Indian opener Shubman Gill. Dinesh Karthik scored 90 for team Gill in the practice match. However, the wicket keeper batsman still ended up on the loosing side as new signing Tim Seifert also smashed 90 runs and fired his Team Cutting to victory with 7 balls to spare.
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