Dinesh Karthik - Middle-order magnificence

The story of Dinesh Karthik is nothing less than a roller coaster ride that could be fit for a Bollywood biopic. Dinesh Karthik has had to work tirelessly hard to make his luck work for him right from the early days of his career. His patience and resilience were tested as he made his debut as a wicketkeeper and quickly made a lasting impression with the millions of cricket fans. In his first spotlight moment, Dinesh Karthik’s lightning reflexes and supreme agility were on full display as he lunged to his right to take the wicket of Michael Vaughan in a 2014 ODI against England.

Dinesh Karthik Personal Details:

Name Dinesh Kartik
Date of Birth 01 June 1985
Birthplace Thiruchendur
Height 5 ft 7 Inches
Playing Role Wicket keeper/ Right Handed Batsman
Spouse Dipika Pallikal

Dinesh Karthik - Records, Key Statistics and Achievements:

Back in the early 2000’s team, India was desperately trying to integrate a dependable wicketkeeper to the squad. Trying various talents, the team finally found their answer with MS Dhoni. It would have all ended here for Dinesh Karthik as a cricketer but fortune favoured him as injuries plagued the senior team and he was called back to represent India.

Dinesh Karthik Career Stats

Format Matches Ininings Runs Highest score Avg Strike Rate 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 26 42 1025 129 25 49.28 1 0 7 134 4
ODI 94 79 1752 79 30.21 73.24 0 0 9 176 15
T20I 32 26 399 48 33.25 143.53 0 0 0 42 15
IPL 182 163 3654 97 27.07 129.8 0 0 18 357 101

International and domestic career:

We take a closer look at what makes cricketer Dinesh Karthik an indispensable part of the Indian national cricket team and the highlights of his career till date.

League Career:

Dinesh Karthik’s IPL career brought to the fore his incredible talent in limited overs cricket and this boosted his case to be part of the national side more frequently.

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