Dinesh Karthik acknowledges ‘World Cup year’ memes

Dinesh Karthik

India & Royal Challenger Bengaluru batter Dinesh Karthik has become the talk of the town recently after he propelled Royal Challengers Bengaluru to a thrilling victory against Punjab Kings in the sixth game of the IPL 2024. Bengaluru aimed to chase down a total of 178 runs and found themselves in a fix.

After Virat Kohli’s knock of 77 runs, the rest of the batters could not amount to much. It was Dinesh Karthik scoring 28* runs in 10 deliveries that helped Bengaluru register their first win of the season. It is also worth noting that Karthik scored 38* runs in 26 deliveries, in the season opener of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings.

His performances have seen the fans put his name into the fray for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, and it seems that Karthik has been seeing the memes floating around in his name as well.

Taking to X, Karthik posted a picture of himself laughing at people discussing his chances in the T20 World Cup 2024. “Me seeing those ‘It’s a world cup year’ memes,” Karthik captioned the post.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru take on Kolkata Knight Riders next

Speaking of Royal Challengers Bengaluru, for their next assignment, the side will be taking on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders for their next game. Both sides will take centre stage at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in the tenth game of the tournament on March 29.

The side has played two games in the tournament so far, where they have managed to win one game and lose another. Currently, the Faf du Plessis-led side sits in fifth place in the standings with two points in two matches.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders currently sit in third place in the standings, having won their first game of the season. As their clash against RCB approaches, KKR will be keen on registering their second win and maintaining their run.