In the Indian Premier League, Dinesh Karthik plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore as an Indian professional cricketer. He was born on June 1, 1985. He currently captains Tamil Nadu’s cricket team. He debuted for India in 2004. In his 300th T20 match, Karthik became the 4th Indian to reach this milestone.
Before the arrival of MS Dhoni, India tried out a number of wicket keepers during the Sourav Ganguly era. Dinesh Karthik was one of them. The Indian team has been in & out of his life, but he has shown his merits behind the stumps as well as at the crease in those limited opportunities.
A series of centuries for the under19 Tamil Nadu side in the season 2002/03 put Karthik on after progressing along through rankings, the selectors’ list down of age-group cricket. Even though his runs faded at the end of the season, the selectors picked him up for the national squad after Parthiv Patel was axed for unreliable glovework.
In late 2004, Karthik debuted for India in an ODI match at the age of 19, he immediately caught the public’s eye. Karthik’s airborne stumping of M. Vaughan at Lord’s remains implanted in the thoughts of the Indian fans to this day.
Dinesh Kartik through the IPL
Dinesh Karthik’s struggle to break into the IPL was of no consequence to his IPL career, as he was signed by the Delhi Daredevils to play in the inaugural IPL for approximately 2.4 crores (565K USD). The fact that Karthik scored 145 runs from 8 innings, however, did not do justice to his talent.
But Delhi Daredevils still made it into the semifinals. In 2011, Karthik moved to KXIP from Delhi after 2 more seasons with the Delhi team.
The Punjab team spent a hefty 900K USD to negotiate Dinesh Karthik’s participation. However, 282 runs with 13 innings were insufficient for Punjab to qualify for the IPL play-offs. As a result, the move for next season, with the MI paying a whopping 12.5 crores for him.
Dinesh’s breakthrough year came in 2013, when he scored 510 runs with 19 innings for Mumbai. Even yet, Mumbai was unable to keep its allotted number three for that season.
Karthik’s share value in the IPL share value fluctuated like a pendulum throughout the next 3 years. DD paid 10.5 crores for his abilities In 2014, Royal challengers bangalore paid an astounding 12.5 crores, whereas The runs, on the other hand, did not come as easily as he had hoped, and his stocks plummeted.
In the year of 2016, Karthik played for the fourth time in four years, this time with the newly established Gujarat Lions.
Nevertheless, 2018 brought good news and good form for the Tamil Nadu player, who became the captain of KKR ahead of the 2018 IPL and was acquired for Rs. 7.4 crores. With his solid scores down the order, Karthik excelled in his role as a finisher for his team.