Full Name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
Born June 1, 1985
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Age 32 Years, 1 Months, 23 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Teams Played India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Emerging Team, Indian Inv XI, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Bangalore, Mohali, Delhi, Mumbai, India, Tamil Nadu, Abahani Limited, Gujarat Lions, Albert TUTI Patriots
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 2, T20I - 1, IPL - 4, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2010], [ODI, 2004 - 2017], [T20I, 2006 - 2017], [IPL, 2008 - 2017], [CL, 2009 - 2013],

MS Dhoni’s gain, it can be debated, was Dinesh Karthik’s loss. As a wicket-keeper batsman looking to be India’s reply to Gilchrist, Karthik had all the ingredients to be a reliable hand in both departments. With the willow, his technical nuance was evident.

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Dinesh Karthik Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 23 37 1 1000 129 v BAN 1 7 132 4 27.77 50.00 51 5
ODI 73 62 14 1365 79 v SA 0 8 143 12 28.43 73.22 49 7
T20I 10 9 2 148 48 v WI 0 0 19 4 21.14 126.49 5 2
IPL 152 134 17 2903 86 v DEL 0 14 286 71 24.81 125.94 88 26
CL 13 12 3 278 74 v CHE 0 2 23 15 30.88 131.13 3 2

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dinesh Karthik Profile

MS Dhoni’s gain, it can be debated, was Dinesh Karthik’s loss. As a wicket-keeper batsman looking to be India’s reply to Gilchrist, Karthik had all the ingredients to be a reliable hand in both departments. With the willow, his technical nuance was evident.

Proof of his underlined batting prowess is found in the fact that, even after Dhoni cementing his place as skipper-keeper, Karthik has been recalled as a specialist batsman alone. His batting ability stood the test of challenging pitches in England in 2007 where, as an opener, he recorded fifties in each of the three Tests to aid India in a historic series victory.

Beyond 2007, Dhoni’s rapid success soon sidelined Karthik.But for his lapse in concentration, the Chennai-born keeper would have made greater waves. As time progressed, selectors looked to hone Karthik’s batting abilities alone and fit him in the interim as a specialist batsman, aside from being Dhoni’s stand-in behind the sticks. Still, his role was limited to playing second fiddle and continuous stop-starts stunted his progress on a personal front, while, along with Parthiv Patel, he became proof of India’s embarrassment of riches in talent behind the stumps. He was picked up by Mumbai for the 5th edition of the Indian T20 league as a specialist wicket-keeper but sent shockwaves in the cricketing world when he was grabbed for a whopping 12.5 crores by the Delhi franchise for the 7th edition of the Indian T20 League.

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