The legendary opener Sunil Gavaskar has always been very touchy about how players treat their jerseys and caps
Hardik Pandya shares a special bond with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik among the Indian team members.
Dinesh Karthik has been named as the first-choice wicketkeeper for India in the Test squad against England, with Wriddhiman Saha ruled out due to injury.
With Wriddhiman Saha still struggling to regain full fitness, the doors have opened for Dinesh Karthik to make his first Test tour of England in 11 years.
Wriddhiman Saha’s thumb injury has allowed Dinesh Karthik to make his sixth comeback to the Test team in an international career that started in September 2004.
Dinesh Karthik, who came in as a replacement to injured Wriddhiman Saha, has not played 87 Tests since he played the last of his 23 Tests against Bangladesh in 2010.
India are set to host Afghanistan in one-off Test from June 14 in Bengaluru and wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has described Afghanistan’s cricketing journey as a “beautiful” one.
Wriddhiman Saha picked up the right thumb injury during the second IPL Qualifier while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 25.
Dinesh Karthik had last played a Test match way back in 2010 against Bangladesh but has had a prolific first-class record with 27 hundreds and over 9000 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik turned 33 on Friday and he was wished by Bollywood star and KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan.
Dinesh Karthik’s international career has got a shot in the arm of sorts in 2018 and etched himself into the public conscience with a match-winning last-ball six against Bangladesh in 2018.
Chris Lynn and Nitish Rana were going great guns with 87/1 before Rashid Khan triggered the collapse in the ninth over with a fine throw from deep midwicket to dismiss Rana for 22.
Beyond techniques and tactics, heists and run feasts, tables and points, Indian Express gives you the week that was the Indian Premier League.
The team owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, Shah Rukh Khan, was quick to respond to the acting talent displayed by KKR stars.
Shubman Gill’s outstanding knock against Chennai Super Kings on Thursday helped Kolkata Knight Riders secure their fifth victory of Indian Premier League, 2018.