Dinesh Karthik was one of a slew of wicketkeepers tested out by India prior to the advent of Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the Ganguly era of Indian cricket. Despite being in and out of the Indian team, he has done brilliantly behind the wickets and with the bat in the little opportunities he has had.
After a series of hundreds for the Tamil Nadu Under-19 team in the 2002/03 season, Karthik began to enter the selectors' shortlist after rising through the ranks in age-group cricket. The runs decreased near the close of the season, but the selectors chose to give him the benefit of the doubt, and he was called up to the national team when Parthiv Patel was dropped owing to his erratic glovework.
When Karthik made his ODI debut for India as a 19-year-old in late 2004, he drew quick attention. Since then, the hazy picture of Karthik leaping horizontally to stump Michael Vaughan at Lord's has remained engraved in the minds of current Indian cricket fans.
In late 2004, he made his Test debut against Australia on a minefield of a track in Mumbai. However, a run of low scores allowed other keeper-batsmen to emerge on the outside. Karthik has made comebacks into the team as a pure batter since the rise of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but he has been unable to dethrone Dhoni as wicketkeeper. Karthik's career reached its pinnacle when he took over as opener for Sehwag on the 2007 England tour.
Karthik's keeping, on the other hand, required a lot of improvement; it was a weakness that had previously led to his dismissal from the Tamil Nadu side. However, during the off-season, he attended a specialist training camp led by former Indian wicketkeeper Kiran More, which helped him fine-tune his technique, and he returned a more technically competent and confident wicketkeeper. After Dhoni was rested in 2006, he returned to the side and subsequently won a position as a pure batter because to the poor batting form of some of the other Indian players. However, Karthik's form dipped again, and Virender Sehwag's return to form forced him out of the starting XI once more.
Karthik, like numerous other keepers during the Dhoni era, may have lost out on playing at the greatest level during his prime. After Dhoni's departure from Test cricket in late 2014, the opportunity arose, however Wriddhiman Saha was chosen ahead of him. Karthik may have missed the bus with the whites due to Saha's near-perfect stumping and gritty with the willow, but his batting talent has maintained him on the edge of the Indian ODI squad.
Dinesh Karthik's failure to break through on the periphery had little impact on his IPL career, as he was selected for the first season of the IPL by Delhi Daredevils for a fee of around 2.4 crores (525,000 USD). Karthik, on the other hand, did not do his skill credit, scoring only 145 runs in eight innings. DD, on the other hand, made it to the semi-finals. Karthik moved to Kings XI Punjab for the 2011 season after two more years with the Delhi franchise.
The Punjab franchise spent a staggering sum of 900,000 USD to bargain for Dinesh Karthik's services. However, Punjab's 282 runs in 13 innings were not enough to get them into the play-offs. This resulted in a move for the next season, with the Mumbai Indians paying a staggering 12.5 crores for him.
Dinesh's watershed year was 2013, when he smashed 510 runs in 19 innings to lead Mumbai to victory. Even yet, Mumbai's allocated number 3 for that edition was not enough to keep them. Dinesh Karthik's IPL share price fluctuated dramatically throughout the next three seasons. DD paid 10.5 crores for his services in 2014, while RCB paid an unbelievable 12.5 crores in 2015. However, the runs were not as frequent as he had hoped, and his stock prices plummeted. In 2016, he joined the Gujarat Lions, which had just been founded, for his fourth team in four years.
However, 2018 brought excellent news and outstanding form for the Tamil Nadu native, as he was selected to captain KKR and was purchased for 7.4 crores ahead of the 2018 IPL season. Karthik was tasked with being his team's finisher, and he delivered with some strong scores down the order. In the play-offs, however, the finisher failed to deliver, and KKR were unable to advance to the final.
Dinesh Karthik Height and Physical Appearance
- Height: 5’7”
- Weight: 65 kilograms
- Eye colour: Black
- Hair colour: Black
Dinesh Karthik Family
Born on 1st June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Karthik Age is 36. Krishnakumar, who worked as a system analyst, is Dinesh Karthik father
. Dinesh Karthik mother, Padmini Krishnakumar, worked in IDBI and ONGC. Dinesh Karthik has a younger brother too, Vinesh.
Dipika Pallikal is Dinesh Karthik Wife
. Deepika Pallikal is a famous racket player who has won several awards both in India and internationally. She is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has three Commonwealth Games medals and four medals from the prestigious Asian Games. Interestingly, she has never been a fan of cricketers and would never consider marrying one. Dinesh Kartik and Deepika Padukone met when they shared a fitness coach. DK proposed to her in London and the two married on November 15, 2013.
The pair kept their engagement and romance under wraps. They did, however, have a wedding that was larger than life in both Hindu and Christian traditions.
Dinesh Karthik Net Worth
Mr. Dinesh Karthik's entire net worth is believed to be 11 million dollars, which is around 80 crore rupees in Indian currency (i.e., approx. Eighty Crore INR). Cricket was Dinesh Karthik's main source of income and net worth. Mr. Dinesh Karthik's brand value is also quite high, and he is regarded as the most respected player in the world. He also makes a lot of money from the Indian Premier League and numerous international and national cricket matches (IPL). He also promotes a number of products for which he receives a substantial fee.
Dinesh Karthik's net worth is believed to have increased by 40% in the last few years, as has his income. In simple terms, net worth is current assets minus current liabilities. Dinesh Karthik is the owner of a high-end designer residence in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He also owns a number of real-estate holdings in several nations. Dinesh Karthik's car collection is pretty small. Dinesh Karthik has a few of the world's most luxurious automobiles. Porsche Cayman S is one of Dinesh Karthik's car brands.
Dinesh Karthik Records
- The first Indian cricketer to be named Man of the Match in the T201 tournament (against South Africa in 2006).
- He is batted in every position from first to seventh.
Dinesh Karthik Awards