Name: Dinesh Karthik
Profession: International Cricketer
|Full Name:||Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik|
|Famous for:||Wicket-Keeper Batsman|
|Birthday:||1 June 1985|
|First International Match:||September 5, 2004 against England (ODI match)|
|IPL Team:||Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022)|
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Who is Dinesh Karthik? About Cricketer
Dinesh Karthik is professional batsman who is a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman. He represents India in international platform. He is the 4th Indian cricketer to surpass the number of 300 T20 matches. He debut in September 5, 2004 against England at Lords in a ODI match. Since then, he is showing his amazing talent and entertaining the cricketing world.
He is currently part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and is captaining Tamil Nadu Cricket Team in domestic cricket. Karthik was dropped from the Test team in September 2007 due to a decrease in form. Since then, he has only made infrequent international appearances. He also worked as a commentator for Sky Sports during 2020 and 2021. He was commentator also in ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand.
He showed an extra-ordinary performance in IPL 2022 where he did outstanding finishing for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout the season. His game roared and sound reached to the selectors. He was selected for South Africa tour of India 2022 for T20I. He failed in first game but scored fast 55 runs in 27 balls in fourth match. He is now describing his potential after being dropped by team for long time.
He was married to Nikita Vijay in 2007. But divorced in 2012 after knowing about her affair with his teammate Murali Vijay. His life was in difficulties where he didn’t got a peace neither from personal life nor from game. Later, he married Dipika Pallikal and the couple is blessed with two baby boys. And, now he is getting more chances after showing eye-catching performance in IPL. Several people said and very well said “If you get second chance in your life, grab like DK.”
Life History/Career Path of Dinesh Karhtik
Dinesh Karthik was born on 1 June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Naddu, India. He was born to Krishnakumar and Padma in a Telugu family. He lived for two years in Kuwait where his father used to work and studied there in Indian Public School, Salmiya, Kuwait. Later returned to India and continued study from eighth standard from Don Bosco School, Chennai. There his cricketing journey started. His family was not happy for his cricketing career at start but his father praised him as he was also a domestic cricketer. His father helped him in practice.
He was part of Under 14 team of Tamil Nadu in 1999 and got selected for U-19 team too. He was selected for India Squad in 2004 Under-19 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. He made his international debut in 2006 in an ODI match at Lords against England. He had up and down in is long career where he was not getting more chances. He was thought as replacements. He used to get some matches and again replaced by others. But he continued his domestic career that made him not to leave cricket.
His T20I debut was on December 1, 2006 against South Africa and Test debut in November 3, 2004. He replaced Parthiv Patel in his debut match. He didn’t have great match for batting but did great keeping although with variable bounce in pitch. He was also part of 2004’s Champions Trophy but later got replaced by Dhoni in ODI team. He didn’t gave better batting during start in Test format and was questioned for loosing form.
He has played from opening to number 7. Later, he continued domestic cricket. He scored 150+ in both innings of Duleep Trophy final in 2009. His finishing is always great and his last ball six will be forever remembered in Nidahas Trophy. India needed 5 runs of last ball in Nidahas Tri-Series final and scored an unbelivable six in last ball and snatched victory.
He also captained Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL for 2 years and did good batting and captaincy. But career turning season was this years IPL 2022. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore where he won every fans heart for his unexpected finishing throughout the season helping RCB in difficult times. This helped him to get a comeback in Indian team.
|Age (as in 2022):||37|
|Date of Birth:||1 June 1985|
|Birth Place:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Hometown:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
Don Bosco School, Chennai
Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
|Educational Qualification:||Not Revealed Yet|
|Tattoo:||Not Revealed Yet|
|Hobbies:||Suduko, Swimming, Travelling|
|Height (approx.):||in feet:- 5 ft 7 in|
in meters:- 1.70 m
|Weight(approx.):||65 kg (in kilograms)|
143 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements (approx.):|
-Chest: 38 Inches
|Eye Colour :||Black|
|Blood Group:||Not Revealed Yet|
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First thing in the life of Dinesh Karthik
|Test Debut:||November 3, 2004 against Australia at Wankhede Stadium|
|ODI Debut:||September 4, 2004 against England at Lords Cricket Ground|
|T20I Debut:||December 1, 2006 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium|
|Test Captain Debut:||Not Yet|
|ODI Captain Debut:||Not Yet|
|T20I Captain Debut:||Not Yet|
Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife:
|Divorce Date:||2012 (Nikita Vijay)|
May 2, 2007 (Nikita Vijay)
August 18, 2015 (Dipika Pallikal)
|Friends:||Not Revealed Yet|
Dinesh Karthik's Family:
Nikita Vijay (divorced)
Twin sons:- Kabir Pallikal Karthik and Zian Karthik
|Sibling in law:||None|
Favourite Things of Dinesh Karthik
All the things given below are Dinesh Karthik’s very favorite things that we have collected by looking at online and news magazines and wiki.
|Favourite watch brand||None|
|Favourite Cricketer||Sachin Tendulkar, Ian Botham, R Ashwin,|
|Favourite Footballer||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Foods||Butter Chicken|
|Favourite Actors||Rajnikanth, Suriya, Dhanush|
|Favourite Actress||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Film/Movie||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Singer||A.R Rahman|
|Favourite Color(s)||Not Revealed Yet|
|Favourite Sport||Cricket and Tennis|
|Favourite Cars||Not Revealed Yet|
|Tattoo||Not revealed yet|
|Favourite Cricket Shot||Not Revealed Yet|
|Loves to play against||Not revealed yet|
Assets/Properties of Dinesh Karthik
|Land or other assets with approx. value:||None|
Dinesh Karthik's Net Worth / Salary:
|Net Worth in 2022:||$12 Million (approx.)|
|Indian Rupees:||93.48 Crores|
|Monthly Income:||INR 75 Lakh+|
|Money Factor:||Cricket, ADS, Promotions|
|Yearly Income:||900 Lakh+|
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1. His father was also a cricketer.
He got support a lot from his father. His father was also passionate to cricket and played cricket a lot. His father used to play for Tamil Nadu as Domestic Career but didn’t got support from his parents. His family wanted him to focus in his career. So, his father left cricket.
2. His first wife had affair with DK's teammate.
He was married to Nikita Vijay on May 2, 2007. They were living a happy life until DK knew about her wife’s affair. His wife had affair with his teammate Murali Vijay. Later, he signed divorce with Nikita Vijay in 2012.
3. He have twin babies.
After divorce with Nikita Vijay in 2012, he got married to Dipika Pallikal on August 18, 2015. On 18 October 2021, the couple was blessed with twin baby boys. His children’s name are Kabir Pallikal Karthik and Zian Karthik.
4. He also lived in Kuwait.
For some years, he had to live in Kuwait. His father worked in Kuwait and thus, he also attended schools for some years in Kuwait. He went to Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait till 8th. After that, his father returned to India and DK continued his education from Don Bosco School, Chennai.
FAQs About Cricketer Dinesh Karthik?
He was born on 1 June 1985.
He studied in Don Bosco School, Chennai and Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait.
His net worth as of 2022 is $12 Million.
After knowing about his wife’s affair with Murali Vijay, he divorced her in 2012.
His first ever International match was a ODI game on September 4, 2004 against England at Lord’s.
His jersey number is 21.
He has two children from his second and current wife Dipika Pallikal. The couple is blessed with twin baby boys Kabir and Zian.
He debut for Delhi Daredevils in IPL.
His mother tongue is Tamil as he belongs to South India, Tamil Nadu.
He also represented Punjab in IPL. He was part of the team in 2011’s edition.