Royal Challengers Bangalore were heading towards a defeat against Rajasthan Royals with 5 down and not even 100 runs on the board. However, the partnership between Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed brought the Faf du Plessis-led team back into the game and helped them cross the line.
Former India cricketers Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh pointed out the over, which changed the game in RCB’s favour. According to these two legendary players, the 14th over bowled by R Ashwin took the game away from his team.
Dinesh Karthik scored 21 runs off that over, and then there was no looking back for the senior pro and the uncapped Indian player against Rajasthan in IPL 2022.
“Ashwin bowled loose balls, which were dispatched easily by Dinesh Karthik. They both play for Tamil Nadu, and Karthik knows about his bowling a lot,” said Irfan Pathan.
“Ashwin’s over gave self-belief to Dinesh and Shahbaz that they can win the match for their team. But, on the other hand, Ashwin conceding 21 runs was a big blow for the Rajasthan Royals, and RCB didn’t look back after gaining the momentum,” said Bhajji.