Dinesh Karthik experienced one of his most difficult comebacks in international cricket after being chosen for the just concluded T20I series against South Africa. He played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and had a fantastic IPL season, but his story is particularly inspiring. Here in this article, we talk about the Different sides of Dinesh Karthik as a batter, as a commentator, and as a captain.
Different sides of Dinesh Karthik:
DK the batter:
The wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik has made his debut to the international cricket before MS Dhoni, but he remained side-lined because of exceptional skills Dhoni provided to the team.
However, time by time he proved his mettle in the domestic cricket as received call-ups to play international games but because India had a permanent wicket-keeper batter in the form of Dhoni in the side Karthik heroics somehow being ignored.
He was the member of the Indian side, who played the team’s first international T-20 game. In that game against South Africa Indian bowlers restricted the Proteas for just 126 and later India chased down the target of 127 courtesy of Dinesh Katthik’s unbeaten 31 off 28 balls.
Overall, DK has played 26 tests, 94 ODIs and 39 T-20Is for India so far, while whether he will be a part of test or one-day side in the near future is unlikely, but he is definitely in the schemes of T2OIs.
DK has played some memorable knocks in the international cricket, and in the recently concluded IPL he got a tag of best finisher in the business.
In IPL 2022, while playing for RCB, Karthik has scored 330 runs in 16 innings at an average of 55 and strike rate of 183.33. After the completion of the 15th edition of Indian Premiere League Karthik was honoured with the super-striker of the season award.
DK the commentator:
Dinesh Karthik has won everyone’s heart with his commentary in the five-Test series between India and England last year
His commentary has also been widely appreciated by Netizens and cricket enthusiasts as his analysis and quirky comments have mostly been on point.
DK the captain:
After an 18-year wait, Karthik is not playing as a best finisher in the side, but also got the chance to lead the Indian side for in his career.
Karthik has been appointed as the team India’s captain for the two warm-up games scheduled to be played against Derbyshire and Northamptonshire on July 1st and 3rd respectively.
However, he has an experience of leading a star-studded side as he was the captain of IPL’s team Kolkata Knight Riders from IPL 2018 to midway season of 2020.
Under his captaincy, team India defeated the Derbyshire by 7 wickets.
That’s an intriguing and motivating story — that we shouldn’t give up on our aspirations because, with enough perseverance, we can one day achieve them.
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