IPL 2020: After Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Karthik takes up the 'Break the Beard' challenge to sport a new look

IPL 2020: After Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Karthik takes up the ‘Break the Beard’ challenge to sport a new look

Kieron Pollard donned a new look on Tuesday ahead of MI's game against RR.

Dinesh Karthik's break the beard challenge
Dinesh Karthik’s break the beard challenge. (Photo Source: Instagram)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full flow at the moment. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament has come as a breath of fresh air for the fans who have been largely confined to their homes this year since March. Same was the case with most of the cricketers due to lockdown enforced in their respective countries and mainstream cricket only resumed in July in England.

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) followed and now Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently in progress in the UAE in a bio-secure bubble. However, during the lockdown, the players changed their look with most of them sporting a stylish beard. With the IPL in progress, Break the Beard challenge is also back and it all started with Mumbai Indians’ Kieron Pollard taking it up.

Ahead of the game against Rajasthan Royals (RR), he posted a picture of his new look to leave the fans in frenzy. And now the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik has taken up the challenge from the Caribbean all-rounder. He took to Instagram to post a picture of his new look and is ready to hit the new level as the season is intensifying.

Here’s the post:

Dinesh Karthik under the scanner in IPL 2020

While Dinesh Karthik is looking cool in his new look, nothing is going well for him on the field. A few of his decisions this IPL season so far have come under the scanner. To make things worse, his own batting form is not great and he had to face the backlash for coming out to bat ahead of Eoin Morgan in the steep chase in Sharjah against Delhi Capitals.

Chasing 229, Karthik had batted at five scoring only 6 off 8 balls while Morgan came after him and played a brilliant knock to take KKR close to the target. Even Pat Cummins was sent ahead of the specialist batsman Rahul Tripathi who batted well in the death overs. Many are also questioning Dinesh Karthik’s decision to keep Sunil Narine as an opener despite his consistent failures.

The KKR skipper and the management have to sort all these issues ahead of their game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday.