Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Bowling, Net Worth, Bating, Wife & More
Dinesh Karthik is an outstanding wicket-keeper batsman who has shown some incredible shots in his career but till time failed to woo the spectators. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and for Kolkata knight riders in Indian premier league.
He is a right handed batsman and a right arm off break bowler, who has been given few opportunities to display his talents.
|Real name||Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik|
|Date of birth||1st June 1985|
|Age (as in 2021)||35 years old|
|Birth place||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Family||Father– Krishna Kumar|
|Home Town||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Birth and Early life
Dinesh Karthik was born on 1st June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He spent a couple of years of his childhood in Kuwait where his father used to work. His schooling was from Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School which is under Delhi public school. He got his first cricket lesson from his father who opted for a more secure job than playing cricket.
Education and More
|School||Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School|
|Awards||Twenty20 International Man of the Match award (2006)|
- Domestic career-
Dinesh Karthik started playing cricket under the guidance of his father and he initially played in youth teams, later he played for under 14s in 1999. The next year, he was selected in under-19s and made his first class debut the next year. Karthik became a part of Ranji Trophy team in 2003-04, he played wonderfully and scored two centuries one in final and one in semifinals.
His performance helped him in his selection in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2004. In the seasons 2008-09 and 2009-10, he gave wonderful performances that led to him being made captain of Tamil Nadu cricket team.
He was selected by Delhi Capitals in 2008 IPL season and then in 2011, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for $9 million. Till now he has played for a number of IPL franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions and Kolkata knight riders.
- International career
Karthik made his Test debut in 2004 but didn’t perform well as a result he didn’t get to play for the team until 2007, he was given a chance as an opener due to other players’ poor performances. His performances weren’t great; he kept going in and out of the team.
He made his ODI debut in the same year against England and was also selected for the Inaugural ICC World Twenty20 and for the 2013 ICC Championship trophy. 2018 Nidahas trophy final is the most celebrated moment of his life and helped India win the series by hitting a six on the last ball.
|Playing Style||Wicket keeper Batsman|
|International debut||Test: 03-05 November 2004 against Australia|
ODI: 5 September 2004 against England
T20I: 01 December 2006 against South Africa
|Debut Matches||First-class- 2002|
List A – 2002
|Teams||India, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Batting Style||Right handed|
|Bowling Style||Right arm off break|
|Best Record||The first-ever Indian cricketer to win a T20I Man of the Match award, He has done batting from the opening position to No. 7|
|Coach/ Mentor||Robin Singh|
|IPL Debut Match||2008|
|Years of Played Matches and teams||Delhi Capitals (2008-10, 14)|
Kings XI Punjab (2011)
Mumbai Indians (2012-13)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2015)
Gujarat Lions (2016-17)
knight riders (2018- 21)
|Record||An unbeaten 56 to steer Delhi to a five-wicket win|
|IPL price||$9 million|
Personal Life & More
Dinesh Karthik married Nikita Vanjara, his childhood friend on May 2 2007 but the marriage didn’t last due to Nikita’s alleged affair with Murali Vijay. He married Squash player Deepika Pallikal on 18 August 2015. Both met in a marathon in 2008 and their relationship grew deeper after they met again in 2013.
|Marriage Date||18 August 2015|
2 May 2007
|Wife||Nikita Vanjara (2007-2012), |
Deepika Pallikal (2015- present)
|Children||Son- None |
|Net worth||INR 33 crores|
|Salary||INR 9 crores|
Physical Status & More
|Body Measurements||Chest: 38 inches|
Waist: 30 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
|Hobbies||Playing sudoku, Reading, Swimming, Travelling|
Some important facts about Dinesh Karthik
- Dinesh Karthik was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
- He was born into a Tamil Brahmin family with a sporting background as his father was a first-division cricketer for Chennai.
- Karthik was coached by former Indian cricketer, Robin Singh.
- He is a huge fan of sports cars.
Social media presence
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