Dinesh Karthik Profile: The Tamil Nadu skipper has had a long and successful career in all three colours — Tamil Nadu, India and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). However, his international career never really took off, especially due to MS Dhoni’s presence in the India team. Karthik, also a wicketkeeper-batsman, had to stay under Dhoni’s shadows and when he got his chance, he never really deliver always. But even then, he has played some memorable innings in India colours. Be it the Nidhas Trophy final or the Test series win or England, Karthik made his presence felt. Check Dinesh Karthik’s Test Record, ODI Record, T20I Record, IPL Record.
Dinesh Karthik’s International Debut: The wicketkeeper-batsman made his India debut against England in the 2004 ODI series when he was still a teenager and MS Dhoni was yet to make his debut. During his time in India colours, Karthik scored a Test century apart from 9 half-centuries. In One-day cricket, Karthik has nine fifties. In T20I, however, he has been consistent, scoring at a fine average of 33.25. His wicketkeeping skills were too not enough to match Dhoni’s and that kept him in and out of Team India.
Dinesh Karthik’s IPL Record: Karthik finally found some solace in IPL. He has played for six franchises but has been successful with Delhi franchise and Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring nearly 4,000 runs at an average of 26.01 and a strike rate of 129.64.