Dinesh Karthik

As a player who rose through the ranks of the U-19 cricket team, Dinesh Karthik made his international appearance at a young age. He is an Indian wicketkeeper and batsman. Dinesh Karthik has been a regular member of the Indian team for different lengths of time over the last ten years, but his inconsistent play in both domestic and international cricket kept him from becoming a permanent part of the team. He used to be a batsman, but by getting better at wicket-keeping, he was able to get more chances.

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However, when M.S. Dhoni came along, he was relegated to the backup role. He has had a better T20 record. In the seventh season of IPL, Delhi Daredevils bought him for a huge Rs.12.5 crore. Even though he didn’t live up to his price tag that season, he has played well in T20 over the years for teams like Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Gujarat Lions. His job as leader of the Kolkata Knight Riders team for the next IPL season is confirm.

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Dinesh Karthik Personal Information

Full NameKrishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
Date of Birth01-06-1985
Age38 years
Height5’7″ (170 cm)
ProfessionCricket Player
FatherKrishna Kumar
MotherPadmini Krishnakumar
WifeNikita Vanjara
Net Worth$13 Million


Growing Up and Early Life

He was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, on June 1, 1985. His father, Krishna Kumar, is a first-class cricket player from Chennai, and his mother, Padma, is a housewife. Vinesh is his younger brother’s name.

He went to Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School, which is part of Delhi Public School, for a few years as a child while his father worked in Kuwait. He took his first cricket lessons from his father when he was ten years old. His father had to quit cricket to get a safe job and didn’t want his son to have to go through the same thing.

Dinesh Karthik Career at Local Clubs

Since he was very young, Dinesh Karthik trained with his father. As a child, he moved up quickly. In early 1999, he plays his first game for the Tamil Nadu Under-14s, and in November of that year, he plays to the Under-16 team.

He gets chance for the Under-19 team at 15 years and 3 months old, but he loses his spot because of his  performance. The next season, he come back on the U-19 team and then moves up to the U-22 team. He become a strong case for the senior team in the 2002–03 season.

He played his first first-class game as a wicket-keeper batsman for Tamil Nadu against Baroda in late 2002. Dinesh got 179 runs in five games, including an unbeaten 88 that kept the team from losing. He didn’t get the Duleep Trophy because his form had dropped, but he made the national Under-19 team with three fifties in his second regional season.

Kiran More, a former national wicket-keeper batsman and head of the selection committee, helped him get better at wicket-keeping. He got 438 runs, made two hundreds, and caught 20 balls during the 2003–04 Ranji season.

He joins the Indian team to the U-19 World Cup in 2004, which was in Bangladesh. It was all the way to the playoffs for the Indian U-19 team.

Dinesh Karthik International Career

Dinesh Karthik’s first ODI was on September 5, 2004, against England in the NatWest series. He also played in one match in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, against Kenya. After that, he played his first Test match in the 4th Test against Australia on November 3, 2004, taking over for Parthiv Patel, who was out of form.

In November 2004, he played in a two-game home series against South Africa. In the second Test, he had a good 46-run innings, but that was the only good one. The next month, he went to Bangladesh with the Test team for a two-match series, but he didn’t help India score more than 500 runs in either game.

Karthik didn’t get many chances until April 2006 because M.S. Dhoni joins as a wicket-keeper batter in the ODI team. But he plays for the home Test series against Pakistan in March 2005. Except for 93 runs in the second innings of the second Test, when he put together a 166-run partnership with Rahul Dravid, he again didn’t do well with the bat in games with a lot of runs.

He gets replace by Dhoni, who starts great to his career, after score of just one run in each of the games against Zimbabwe in September 2005. After Dhoni finger hurts, he joins back for the Third Test against South Africa in January 2007. He and Wasim Jaffer open the innings and score 100 runs together, with Jaffer adding 63 runs.

Before the Test series, he didn’t do well in the ODIs, but he made 31 runs without getting out in the T20, which helped India beat South Africa.

During the next four-match ODI series against West Indies, he scored 63 runs on a slow track in the match at Cuttack to help an underperforming Indian team get a good score. This was a key factor in India’s victory that match.

He was picked for the matches against Sri Lanka and the 2007 Cricket World Cup, but his bat play wasn’t good enough. BCCI saves Karthik for the first ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007, but he missed because he don’t do well.

He went to Bangladesh as an opening batsman. After several batsmen miss after India’s poor performance at the World Cup in 2007. In the second Test in Dhaka, he got his first century. With regular scores of 50 or more, he became India’s top scorer in Tests during their tour of England in the middle of 2007, but he didn’t make the most of his chances in ODIs.

Even though he didn’t do very well against Pakistan in late 2007. Dinesh Karthik Net was kept as the starter for the series against Australia. But he only played in one practice match and a T20. He came in for Dhoni, who had taken a break, but he played badly against Sri Lanka in July 2008 and was kicked off the team.

Over the next few years, he filled in for Dhoni against teams like New Zealand and Bangladesh. However, Wriddhiman Saha replaced him during the 2010 South Africa series. Being in good shape in local cricket and the IPL helped him get back on the ODI team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Dinesh Karthik IPL Career

Dinesh Karthik played for Delhi Daredevils in the first three IPL seasons and did a good job each time. In 2011, Kings XI Punjab bought him. The next year, he joined the Mumbai Indians and scored 510 runs in the whole event. Which helped the team win its first title.

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He become captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2018 IPL season.

Personal Life & Legacy

A childhood friend, Nikita Vanjara, and Dinesh Karthik are husband and wife in Mumbai on May 2, 2007. The wedding was small and private. Nikita’s affair with Indian player Murali Vijay is said to be what caused the marriage to end in 2012.

Dipika Pallikal, an Indian squash star, was his second wife. They got married in Chennai on August 18, 2015. There was a run in 2008 where they met for the first time. They started dating after meeting again at Mr. Shankar Basu’s Maverick gym in 2013.

Dinesh Karthik Fun Facts

Together with Nigaar Khan, Dinesh Karthik took part in the dance reality show “Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina” in 2008. Some of the judges on the show were Bollywood star Sushmita Sen and former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram.

Dinesh Karthik Net Worth

According to estimates, Mr. Dinesh Karthik’s entire net worth is $13 million, or roughly 95 crore Indian Rupees (i.e., approximately 95 crore INR) in Indian currency. Cricket was Dinesh Karthik’s primary source of revenue and net worth. In addition, Mr. Dinesh Karthik is the most respected player in the world and has a very high brand value. In addition, he makes a substantial amount of money from the Indian Premier League (IPL). And from several national and international cricket matches. Furthermore, he levies a substantial price for endorsing multiple companies.

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