The showdown between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens unfolded into a tense spectacle, ultimately culminating in a one-run victory for KKR.

Mitchell Starc, the IPL’s most expensive player at a staggering price of 25 crores, found himself at the center of severe criticism and trolling.

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Starc’s troubles began early in the match, as RCB’s batters relentlessly targeted him, with Will Jacks notably taking advantage during the powerplay.

This onslaught left KKR’s captain, Shreyas Iyer, understandably hesitant to continue relying on the Australian fast bowler.

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However, it was the final over that truly exposed Starc’s shortcomings and cemented his status as a liability for KKR.

With RCB needing 21 runs off the last over, Karn Sharma, facing Starc, unleashed a barrage of sixes, shocking both fans and pundits alike.

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Despite being hit for a couple of maximums earlier in the over, Starc failed to adjust his strategy, persisting with pace deliveries that played into Sharma’s hitting arc.

For KKR fans, Starc’s performance was nothing short of an embarrassment. His inability to defend 21 runs in the final over left them disillusioned. Not even a mainstream batsman like Karn Sharma hit 3 consecutive sixes shows how disastrous Starc was on the field today.

It’s not just this match alone. Starc has been performing very poorly in this IPL as if he is not interested.

Mitchell Starc in IPL 2024:

0/53 Vs SRH.
0/47 Vs RCB.
2/25 Vs DC.
0/29 Vs CSK.
3/28 Vs LSG.
0/50 Vs RR.
1/55 Vs RCB.

As the dust settled on the match, fans demanded that Starc should be excluded from KKR’s next game.