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Dinesh Karthik Profile

Dinesh Karthik, born on June 1st, 1985, in the district of Thoothukudi is an Indian National cricket team player who plays as a wicketkeeper and a batsman and is also currently the vice-captain of the IPL franchise of Kolkata Knight Riders. Dinesh Karthik birthday is in June. He first appeared in the scene for his debut in 2004. His first test century came against Bangladesh and was one of the best performers for India on their tour to England. After a blip in his form, he was dropped and since then, he has gone on to make appearances interspersed with bad form.

Dinesh Karthik Records

  • Currently, Dinesh Karthik age is 35. Dinesh Karthik played as a wicketkeeper for Delhi Daredevils in 2008, where he scored 145 runs with an average of 24.16 and a strike rate of 135
  • He scored an unbeaten 56 to guide his team to victory against Mumbai Indians.
  • Dinesh Karthik was bought in by Punjab for a whopping 900,000$ which made him the second biggest buy in the Punjab squad.
  • It was during his time in Mumbai Indians, where he joined for 2.35 million $ when he was able to clinch the IPL title in 2013.
  • He was named the wicketkeeper of the tournament in the 2017 edition of the IPL by Cricbuzz despite Dinesh Karthik height being 5’7”.
  • When Dinesh Karthik was brought in by the Kolkata Knight Riders, he replaced Gambhir as the captain and his performances made him feature in team of the season lists of multiple forums.
  • Dinesh Karthik’s debut in international cricket came at the expense of Parthiv Patel. He came on to replace him and was lauded for his exceptional skill with the gloves on a pitch that seemed uneven even though Dinesh Karthik Height was not in his favor.
  • D Karthik represented India in the ICC Champions trophy against Kenya, where he performed admirably before being replaced by the indomitable MS Dhoni. He didn’t play for India untll 2006 again.
  • Dinesh Karthik’s best batting performance in tests came at Eden Gardens. India faced Pakistan, and D Karthik and Dravid consolidated India’s position by a 166 run partnership in a match where the pitch was wearing away. India won the match comfortably.
  • In the 2007 series against England, D Karthik records three back-to-back half-centuries and even scored a 76. With a cumulative score of 263 and an average of almost 44, he was the most prolific batsman for India in that series.
  • In the series against West Indies, Dinesh Karthik helped India post a competitive score of 189/5 after struggling at 35/3. India won the match with a margin of 20 runs, and it was the first time that Dinesh Karthik was given a man of the match award in his career.
  • In the Nidhas Trophy in 2018, Karthik played a match-winning knock of 29 of 8 balls to bring back India from the dead to defeat Bangladesh. This remains one of the most important knocks of his career.
  • In July of 2019, when Dinesh Karthik age was 33, he played his 150th international match for India.
  • Dinesh Karthik stats show that his 15-year-old career has in its fold 92 ODIs and 32 T20s
  • Dinesh Karthik stats in the test also show that he has played 26 test matches as well.

Dinesh Karthik Personal Details

  • Dinesh Karthik was born on 1st June 1985, and right now, DK age is 35. He started playing cricket at the age of 10 after having spent the majority of his childhood in Kuwait
  • His journeyman-like career led him to study in different schools, which included places like Carmel school and Don Bosco Matriculation school in Chennai Egmore.
  • His father was his first coach when he was learning the trade because he had been an experienced pro in first-class cricket.
  • He was known to be a prodigy who was second to none when it came to demonstrating his reflexes. He trained hard from an early age, and in the local circles, he was considered to be very athletic, even by coaches like Robin Singh. Dinesh Karthik height shows that he is at 5 feet 7 inches, which was not an impressive height, but become redundant by his agility.
  • After having debuted in 1999 in the under-14 team, he quickly ascended the hierarch to make his under-19 debut in the 2000-01 season. In the season that followed, he was already representing the senior first-class team.
  • Dinesh Karthik was married to Nikita Vanjara in 2007, and the marriage ended unceremoniously in 2012.
  • He also took part in the dance reality show with Nigar Khan. In August 2015, he married squash player, Dipika Pallikal. 

Dinesh Karthik Stats

Competition Tests ODI T20 First Class
Matches 26 94 32 167
Runs Scored 1025 1752 399 9620
Batting average 25.00 30.21 33.25 40.93
100s/the 50s 1/7 0/9 0/0 28/43
Top score 129 79 48 213

Dinesh Karthik IPL Team

Dinesh Karthik IPL career began with Delhi Daredevils, and after underwhelming campaigns for two years, he switched over to Punjab Kings, where he stayed for one single campaign. He found his feet with Mumbai Indians, where he won his first and only Indian Premier League. His transfer to the Kolkata Knight Riders was a pretty big step forward for him because he got to lead an IPL team for the first time. Under his leadership, KKR reached the playoffs. Today he has a net worth of 44 crores.

FAQs on DK – H3

  • Who is Dinesh Karthik’s wife?

Dipika Pallikal, a national-level squash player, is currently married to Dinesh Karthik. They got married in August 2015. Dinesh Karthik birthday is celebrated in June.

  • Where is Dinesh Karthik now?

Dinesh Karthik is a cricketer based in Chennai. They own an apartment in the heart of Chennai, which is called the Karthik's

  • Does Dinesh Karthik know Telugu?

His Twitter feed has recently shown him heaping praises on a Telugu film, so it would be safe to assume that he knows Telugu besides Tamil.

  • In which team is Dinesh Karthik IPL?

Dinesh Karthik currently plies his trade in the franchise of Kolkata Knight Riders, where he is the wicket-keeper and the vice-captain behind Eoin Morgan.

  • Can Dinesh Karthik speak Hindi?

Dinesh Karthik has been seen speaking in Hindi on multiple occasions for interviews. Besides, the heterogeneous nature of the Indian national team makes it easy for people to communicate in Hindi.

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