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Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Debut before Dhoni… Is ‘Mr Finisher’ IPL career over?


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Dinesh Karthik gave pause to IPL careerKarthik was included as a finisher by RCB 38 year old Karthik’s performance in this IPL was not good.

New Delhi. he/she was included in the team as a finisher. But this season of IPL this wicketkeeper could not live up to the expectations. Dinesh Karthik, who debuted in international cricket before Mahendra Singh Dhoni, played his/her last IPL match against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Karthik did not officially announce his/her retirement from IPL, but the way he/she was interacting with his/her teammates on the ground after the match, it is indicating that this was the last IPL match of this right-handed batsman. Karthik saw a lot of ups and downs in his/her 17-year long IPL career. Despite this, he/she made a strong comeback on the field every time. Karthik did a great job with the bat as well as behind the wicket. However, he/she could not get the title to RCB, which he/she will regret for a long time.

38 year old Dinesh Karthik’s international cricket career has lasted for 20 years. he/she made his/her ODI debut in September 2004. Dhoni played the first ODI international match of his/her career in December 2004. Karthik’s bat remained silent most of the time in this IPL season. he/she scored 326 runs in 15 matches while remaining unbeaten 4 times. During this period, he/she scored 2 half-centuries. Right-handed batsman Karthik’s best score this season was 83 runs. In the 2022 IPL, Karthik scored 330 runs at a strike rate of 180. Because of this excellent performance, he/she was successful in making a place in the T20 World Cup team that year.

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Wife cheated with friend
Dinesh Karthik’s personal life has been full of struggles. his/her first wife Nikita Vanzara along with her friend Murali Vijay cheated on him/her. Murali Vijay and Karthik both played domestic cricket together for Tamil Nadu for a long time. Both were friends but later Nikita separated from Dinesh Karthik and married Murali Vijay. After this Dinesh Karthik was completely mentally broken. Then he/she could not think of anything. Nikita and Karthik separated in 2012. After this, Karthik got the support of star squash player Deepika Pallikal. After being in a relationship for some time, Karthik married Deepika in 2015. Today both are parents of twin sons.

Dinesh Karthik played for 6 IPL teams
Dinesh Karthik played for a total of 6 teams in his/her 17-year IPL career. he/she started his/her career in IPL from Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals). he/she joined Punjab Kings in 2011 through Delhi. he/she spent the next two seasons with Mumbai Indians. In the year 2015, RCB gave him/her a chance. Before spending four seasons with RCB, he/she played for Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017. After this he/she joined the KKR team. KKR also gave him/her a chance for captaincy. Karthik again returned to RCB in 2022. This time his/her role was that of a finisher. he/she played this role very well.

Dinesh Karthik’s international cricket career
Dinesh Karthik played 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 60 T20 International matches for India. he/she scored 1025 runs in Tests while he/she scored 1752 runs in ODIs. he/she has 686 runs in his/her name in T20 International. Karthik has played a total of 401 T20 matches in which he/she has scored 7407 runs.

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