Will use 8-ball 29 knock experience to lead KKR in IPL 2018: Karthik
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Will use 8-ball 29 knock experience to lead KKR in IPL 2018: Karthik

by Sahir Usman Apr 07, 2018 • 21:59 PM

Kolkata, April 7 - Dinesh Karthik on Saturday said he will use the experience of his freak unbeaten eight-ball 29 and manner in which he went about proceedings in such a pressure situation in the tri-series final against Bangladesh to lead Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

"I think as a captain I will be looking to stay as calm as I can. Lot of times I am sure I will be put under the pump and I have to be able to react in a calm manner without getting too emotional about it," Karthik told reporters on the eve of KKR's opening game against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

"That game is a good takeaway for me from that game. It gives me a lot of confidence in my batting skills. It's important that I keep using that as an experience where I can propel to do better things in the future."

Karthik walked in with India needing 34 off 12, after a wicket maiden from Mustafizur Rahman.

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