Dinesh Karthik

Cometh the moment, cometh the man - This saying was proven true by the wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik in the final of the T20I tri-series against and Bangladesh in March, 2018. At 32, Karthik has seen his ups-and-downs in his career. He was one of the many wicketkeepers who were tried out by former India captain Sourav Ganguly during his reign. But with the arrival of MS Dhoni, the opportunities became limited for him for India. But the Tamil Nadu batsman

alsmost made it count whenever he was given the opportunity. On the back of a solid domestic season, and good performances in the IPL over last couple of years, the wicketkeeper has found a way back to the Indian side- a second coming for him. In 79 ODIs he has scored, 1, 4956 runs at an average of 29.92. He has also scored 1,000 Test runs in 37 innings at 27.78. In 2018, he will lead Kolkata Knight Riders as the captain.

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ICC World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli reveals why India picked Dinesh Karthik and not Rishabh Pant

With Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the undisputed first-choice wicketkeeper of the side, the selectors preferred Karthik, 33, in their 15-man squad over Pant, who is known for his swashbuckling batting.

IPL 2019: From Faf du Plessis to Dinesh Karthik, best catches of the season

Teams have players dedicated to different positions who can cover good ground whether the ball drops near the 30-yard circle or travelling like a bullet over the boundary.


IPL 2019: Business end of IPL matters a lot for Mumbai Indians, says Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets to finish top of the table after the league stages ahead of CSK. Rohit Sharma described IPL as a funny tournament in which any team can beat any other on a particular day.

I was a little shocked after not being picked for Australia series, says Dinesh Karthik

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik said he remained confident about his selection in India's World Cup squad despite being dropped for the ODIs against Australia, attributing his inclusion to consistent performances over the past two years.

Rishabh Pant was showing great improvement, says Sunil Gavaskar after keeper-batsman omitted from India World Cup squad

Sunil Gavaskar credited Pant for "exceptionally" good batting form and "great" improvement in wicket-keeping skills and yet missing out in favour of Dinesh Karthik.

IPL 2019: It's better not to think about World Cup selection, says KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik found himself out of favour as the national selectors preferred a much younger Rishabh Pant for the reserve wicketkeeper's slot in the final five ODIs, played against Australia at home, before the World Cup.


Never ever enjoyed setting goals, says Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik will next be seen in the T20I series between India and Australia but has been snubbed for the subsequent ODI series.

India vs Australia: Door still ajar for Dinesh Karthik's flight to World Cup

Despite batting lower down the batting order, Dinesh Karthik has contributed whenever he has got an opportunity and has guided the team over the finishing line on multiple occassions.

This Indian team can bounce back from defeats immediately, says Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik said that India's performances in their recent tour of New Zealand showcased the team's ability to take defeats in their stride.

I genuinely believed that I could hit a six, says Dinesh Karthik on refusing single in final over loss against New Zealand

With 16 runs required in the final over, Dinesh Karthik shocked everyone when he declined Krunal Pandya for a single on the third ball.

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Dinesh Karthik does it in style, India win Nidahas Trophy 2018

India survived late drama in a pulsating final to clinch the Twenty20 tri-series after Dinesh Karthik smashed the final ball for a six to secure their thrilling four-wicket victory against a gallant Bangladesh side on Sunday.

Hitched: Sports stars who tied the knot in 2017

Many sports stars including Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, football captain Sunil Chhetri, football legend Lionel Messi and tennis star Serena Williams got married in 2017.