Twitter reactions: KKR announce Dinesh Karthik as captain for IPL 2018

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India’s wicket-keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as the new captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Meanwhile, Saurashtra player Robin Uthappa has been named as the vice-captain of the side.

The 32-year-old Karthik, who has played 152 games since the inception of the IPL, was bought for Rs 7.4 crore during the IPL mega-auction.

While announcing the team’s captain live on TV, KKR’s MD and CEO, Venky Mysore said, “It is indeed a start of a new phase for KKR, and we are delighted that someone, as experienced as Dinesh Karthik, will lead the side.”

Karthik has previously led Delhi Daredevils in the IPL and has captained other franchises in the domestic circuit.

The Kolkata franchise will hope that his experience with the bat and gloves and as a leader will prove to have a positive effect on the new look KKR team for the upcoming season.

Here’s how fans on Twitter reacted to Dinesh Karthik’s appointment:

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