Dinesh Karthik heaped praise on star batsman Shubman Gill as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode on the opener’s unbeaten fifty to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets in an IPL match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

IPL 2020: All-round Kolkata Knight Riders beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets for first win

Chasing a modest total of 143 runs to win, Gill played a matured knock as he scored an unbeaten 70 off 62 deliveries and helped Kolkata overhaul the target with two overs to spare. 

“I want Gill to enjoy his journey in cricket,” a pleased Karthik said at the post-match presentation ceremony.


Kolkata fielded a young side that comprised the likes of Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy including Gill in the side and the youngsters didn’t disappoint.

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