Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik was born on 1st June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He is an opening batsman and a wicketkeeper as well. He has started first-class cricket back in 2002 for Tamil Nadu at 17 of age. He started his career by batting but later he also had and in 2004 he played in the Under-19 world cup and made his career playing in ODI and Test cricket 2004.
Dinesh Karthik Childhood & Education
Dinesh Karthik did his Schooling education in Fahaheel Al-Watania Indian Private School. He started playing cricket at age of only 10. Due to his father’s service in Kuwait, he spent 2 years in Kuwait with his family. His father was also a cricketer who helped him excelling skills in cricket.
Karthik’s Father Krishna Kumar a young age used to play cricket but did not get a chance to play at the international level due to the strictness of his Parents. So he did not want to make Karthik disappointed and he motivated him to play. Karthik initially played first-class cricket for Tamil Nadu as a batsman.
Dinesh Karthik Wife, Family, Personal Life
Dinesh Karthik’s father’s name is Krishna Kumar he worked as a system analyst. His mother’s name is Padma she worked in IDBI and ONGC. Karthik’s younger brother’s name is Vinesh. Dinesh and his family are Hindu and have great faith in Hinduism. He is Brahman by the cast.
Karthik married to Nikita Vanjara in 2007. After a few years due to some personal matter, the couple got separated on 18 August 2015. He got 2nd married to Dipika Pallikal who is an Indian squash player.
Dinesh Karthik’s Cricket career, Debuts
He came to play in the Under-19 team at the start of the season’s first-class match against Goa scoring 314 runs at a 49.42 strike rate in eight matches. Then the under-22 team scored 78 runs at 39.00. the strike rate for 5 matches. After that, he came to the domestic side and was selected for the south zone.
When Karthik started his career in 2002-2003 he thought that the selectors are undermining him. But he was talented and talent can never remain hidden sometimes you are expecting a lot and when you get nothing for granted by putting in your best, Sometimes you end up broken so his talent made him selected for the Indian International team.
Amazing facts about Dinesh Karthik
- Dinesh Karthik is one of the most expensive players in the Indian Premier League having a net worth of more than 15 Crores for the last season of IPL.
- Due to his wicket-keeping perfection, he was replaced with Ms-dhoni at the end of 2004.
- His own international teammate is married to his ex-wife.
- He is interested in Sports cars and has one named Porsche 911 Turbo.s.
- When he performed against Bangladesh he made the memorable day of the match by hitting 6 on the Last ball of the over to win.
- He likes dogs very much.
- In the 2018 edition of IPL, he was made the first time ever captain of Kolkata Knight Riders riders after Goutham Gambhir.