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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.


Veteran Harbhajan Singh floors KKR teammate Dinesh Karthik with his work ethic

April 07, 2021 1:53 pm

After going unsold in the first round of IPL auctions earlier this year, Harbhajan, who also played for Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in the past, was bought by KKR for Rs 2 crore, a move that had raised many eyebrows.

Explained: Why Dinesh Karthik stepped down as KKR captain in the middle of IPL season

October 22, 2020 1:08 pm

Eoin Morgan led England to their first-ever World Cup triumph last year. He was a natural successor and the Kolkata Knight Rider's vice-captain.

IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik stepping down from KKR captaincy incredibly selfless, says Eoin Morgan

October 17, 2020 7:59 am

Eoin Morgan hailed Dinesh Karthik's decision to step down as captain of the IPL side as an "incredibly selfless" act of putting the team ahead of an individual.

'It takes years to build a legacy': Gambhir's cryptic tweet after KKR's captaincy change

October 16, 2020 8:03 pm

Gautam Gambhir posted a cryptic tweet after Eoin Morgan replaced Dinesh Karthik as captain for Kolkata Knight Riders.

KKR vs CSK Preview: Dinesh Karthik faces stiffest test as Kolkata face resurgent Chennai

October 07, 2020 7:44 am

The game in Sharjah may have been a batsmen's paradise with both teams cantering past 200-mark but it's the bowlers in a close-chase who made the difference.

KKR vs RR: Shouldn't get carried away by our youngsters' performance, cautions Dinesh Karthik

October 01, 2020 11:36 am

Rising opener Shubman Gill performed well in both of KKR's wins against Sunrisers Hyderabad (70 not out) and Rajasthan Royals (47) while his U-19 India teammates Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti ran through Royals' line-up.

KKR vs SRH Preview: Dinesh Karthik captaincy in focus as KKR face Sunrisers

September 26, 2020 8:45 am

Much was expected from a revamped Kolkata Knight Riders set-up but it seemed Karthik did not learn from his past mistakes and made some inexplicable decisions that led to their complete capitulation against Mumbai Indians.

Don't judge Pat Cummins just after one game, says KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik

September 24, 2020 11:36 am

All eyes were on Cummins, this edition's highest paid overseas recruit and he was taken apart by Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma as he went for 49 runs in 3 overs during KKR's 49-run IPL defeat on Wednesday.

Differences between Dinesh Karthik-Andre Russell should be resolved: Brad Hogg

September 06, 2020 7:36 pm

Andre Russell had claimed that a few "bad decisions" by their team and an unhealthy team atmosphere for responsible for the poor results in 2019 campaign.

Dinesh Karthik promises that KKR will 'give it all' despite various obstacles

August 21, 2020 9:16 pm

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will miss the crowd support they get at Eden Gardens but Dinesh Karthik believes that every player will keep the iconic venue in their heart while playing in the UAE.


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

March 18, 2018 11:57 pm

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

December 30, 2017 7:06 pm

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.