Dinesh Karthik is 35 years old today; he came into Team India when wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel failed badly behind the stumps.
Dinesh Karthik made his ODI debut for India on 5 September 2004 at Lord’s ground. In the very first match, he brilliantly stumped Michael Vaughan with one hand, only a few months later he made his Test debut against the Kangaroo team, but he was only one in the first 10 Test matches. Was able to hit a half-century.
Not a continues career of Dinesh Karthik in international cricket
Dinesh Karthik failure proved beneficial for Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), as Mahi had been waiting for his entry in Team India for a long time. As Dhoni began to establish his feet in Team India, Karthik’s chance decreased.
Dhoni was unbeaten in every format, so the second wicketkeeper could not be replaced in the Indian team. Despite this, Karthik did not give up and started to improve his batting. Dinesh Karthik continued to join Team India several times as a back-up wicketkeeper and middle-order batsman.
When Dhoni retired from Test cricket in 2014, Team India preferred Riddiman Saha over Karthik, although Karthik always brought at a higher price in the IPL.
He was part of the Delhi, Punjab, RCB, Mumbai, Gujarat and Kolkata teams; later he was made the captain of KKR. On the last ball of the final match of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy, India needed five runs to win, then Karthik won the title with a brilliant six, India will always be remembered for this shot.
Like his cricket career, his personal life was also full of ups and downs. In 2007, Karthik married Nikita Vanjara, but later his wife had an affair with Murali Vijay, another member of Team India until the divorce reached.
Nikita later married Murali Vijay. After this, Karthik got married to India’s top squash player Deepika Pallikal (Dipika Pallikal) in the year 2015. Today Karthik and Deepika are happily spending their married life.