Dinesh Karthik Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Stats, IPL, Net Worth

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicket-keeper, who was born on 1 June 1985 in Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India. His father’s name was Krishnakumar, who was a worker of system analyst, and his mother was Padma who was a worker of IDBI and ONGC. He is a very popular wicket-keeper of the Indian cricket team, his full name is Dinesh Kumar Karthik and in short, everyone called him DK.

Dinesh Karthik began his career in cricket at the age of 10, and in the year 2018, he became the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders and was moved on in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His batting style was remarkable and was always being appreciated for that. He has played in many teams like Kings XI Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai Indian, etc.     

 Full Name                                                        Dinesh Kumar Karthik
Born  1 June 1985
Birth Place  Thiruchendur, Tamil Nadu
Profession  Cricketer
Zodiac sign  Gemini
Coach  Robin Singh
Religion  Hinduism
Nationality  Indian
Role Wicket-keeper-batsman
 Nickname        DK

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Career Stats

 Competition                  ODI               Test                T20l Runs                              1,752            1,025                  399
Matches                           94                 26                      32
 Wickets                            –                   –                         –

Personal life 

 Dinesh Karthik was born on 1 June 1985 in Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu, India. His father Krishnakumar was a worker of system analyst, whereas mother Padma was a worker of IDBI and also of ONGC. Dinesh has a younger brother Vinesh who fully supported him in his cricket life.

He started playing cricket since he was 10 years old and taking inspiration from his ideal Sachin Tendulkar. His father was also a first-division cricketer for Chennai and he always dreams of becoming a successful cricketer like his father.

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Dinesh and his family were shifted to Kuwait in which he was more in touch with cricket and after a while, he was being trained cricket by coach Robin Singh. He made his first-class debut in 2004, playing in a Test match against Australia and in the same year on 5th September against England.

He had a lot of complications, his first wife was Nikita Vanjara but their marital life was not working properly and finally got a divorce. In 2015, he got married to Dipika Pallikal and they are really happy with each other. Recently in the year 2018, he was being declared as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders and also was being launched in IPL.

Indian Premier League (IPL)

Dinesh Karthik was an Indian cricketer, who almost has achieved what he wants to. He started his cricket carrier playing in much domestic cricket, and in 2008 he made his first-class debut in Indian Premier League (IPL, and set a tough challenge by scoring around 145 runs. In 2011 he was bought by Kings XI Punjab at a very huge price and was a second-most expensive player in the squad.

He has proved himself as one of the most tremendous players in the Indian cricket team and was being offered in many of the matches. Again in 2018, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL season by replacing Gautam Gambhir and in the same year, he became the captain of the team.  He was named in Cricinfo and CricBuzz IPL XI for the season of IPL 2018.

Dinesh karthik with Hardik pandya
Dinesh karthik with Hardik pandya

Facts

  • Dinesh Karthik was born on 1 June 1985 in Thiruchendur, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. His father was also a first-level cricketer and his mother was a job holder.
  • He started learning cricket at the age of 10 from his coach Robin Singh and was also a smart student.
  • He has completed his school education from Don Bosco School in Chennai.
  • His first wife was Nikita Vanjara got married to a cricketer Mulari Vijay and his second wife Dipika Pallikal is also an  Indian Squash Champion.
  • He was declared as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018.
Media Interaction

Dinesh is a very active member on social media platforms, he keeps in touch with his fans through several social media platforms. He has a lot of controversies related to his first wife and her boyfriend Mulari Vijay. His fan following was being increased as soon as he was declared as the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018. His Instagram id is (@dk00019) and his twitter id is (@SirDineshKartik).

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