Watch: Emotional Dinesh Karthik consoled by Virat Kohli and other RCB stars after IPL 2024 elimination


It may not be the ideal ending that Dinesh Karthik and his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bengaluru were hoping for as their campaign in the 2024 edition of the T20 League came to a screeching halt following their loss to Rajasthan Royals in Eliminator 1 clash in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening.

Before the season, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman had indicated that IPL 2024 could be the last of his career.

RCB didn't have the best start to the season, but they managed to take a step back and make their way to the playoffs.

Karthik is one of the few stars who has been a part of every IPL season since its inception in 2008. He has played for several big franchises, apart from his hometown team Chennai Super Kings.

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He received a round of applause from his RCB teammates and fans present in the stands of the Narendra Modi Stadium after the match against RR.

Karthik was once again incredible as the franchise's designated finisher and finished the campaign with 326 runs from 15 matches. He also put himself in contention for a T20 World Cup call-up, but did not receive the nod.

He has surely etched his name in the history books of the competition as one of its finest players who molded his game as per the requirements. Since his move to Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018, he has become one of the best.

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    first publication: May 23, 2024, 07:16 IST

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