New Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Dinesh Karthik is conscious of the franchise’s expectations from him and is able to shoulder the accountability.

Karthik acknowledged that it was powerful to interchange former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir, who guided the aspect to 2 Indian Premier League (IPL) titles in 2012 and 2014 and three play-offs in 2011, 2016 and 2017.

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“What Gambhir has achieved for KKR is phenomenal. He has left a benchmark,” Karthik stated on the jersey launch of his staff right here on Sunday.

The seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman, who was picked by KKR for Rs 7.four crore, stated he would lead his aspect to attain an honest end. “Being the chief of the staff, the administration will count on from me the identical. I’m conscious of the expectations. Sure, there shall be strain. As a captain, you’re anticipated to at the very least go to the play-offs, that is the least anyone can count on.

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“I’m at a stage the place I can deal with it and get the perfect out of the staff.”

Karthik, who lately gained the Nidahas Trophy remaining for India, stated he would look to take a distinct accountability within the KKR batting order. “I’ll bat at a distinct place than the place I batted for India. IPL is about coping with difficult scenario, dealing with strain. All people is right here to do his greatest and I’m no totally different.”

Wanting again on the Nidahas Trophy remaining, Karthik stated, “It has been near 10 days since that innings, issues have moved on…After we play Bangladesh, it is a totally different sort of strain. If you happen to win, you’re like ‘Okay, you’ve gained’, however when you lose it is like ‘Get up, what are you doing’. “We had a very good season and for us to not win that recreation wouldn’t have been good. It was a terrific feeling.”


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