Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

Jun 01, 2018, 11:25 IST
  • Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

    Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik is married to Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal. Dinesh Karthik was earlier married to his childhood sweetheart and friend Nikita Vanjara. Dinesh Karthik got engaged to Dipika in November 2013 and became married in August 2015. Dinesh Karthik is known to keep his personal life very private and likes to be in news for his on-field exploits

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  • Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

    Dinesh Karthik made his India debut in ODI cricket against England in 2004 at the home of cricket i.e. Lord's. Dinesh Karthik didn't do much with the bat but had a memorable stumping of England player Michael Vaughan. Dinesh Karthik was only 19 years old and was picked on instincts and potential by Indian selectors

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    Dinesh Karthik's message to his wife: To be able to support my wife to achieve her goals is everything to me! 4 years back we both got on a plane heading home wd a Gold medal from the Commonwealth Games, today as she lands for yet another commonwealth games after 4 long years of hard work, I can only hope that she has a time of her life in Gold Coast. These 4 years have been tough, she’s worked hard, lived out of a suitcase for many months, looked after our home, supported me through everything and yet never once complained about anything. For me to be able to support her is everything. To everyone competing at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast - Good Luck. Make some memories and more importantly enjoy each moment. #gc2018

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    After making his ODI debut, Dinesh Karthik made his Test debut against Australia at Wankhede, Mumbai in 2004. India had already lost the series before this match and Dinesh Karthik was replacing out of sorts Parthiv Patel. In a low scoring match, Karthik didn't do much with the bat but brought good luck to India as hosts defeated Australia in a dead rubber match

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    After the arrival of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik's chances for appearing India got limited as Dhoni struck a couple of centuries early in his ODI career. Dinesh Karthik like Parthiv Patel also paid price for inconsistent wicket-keeping and was dropped in favour of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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    Dinesh Karthik in Test cricket has scored 1,000 runs in 23 matches at an average of 27.77, striking one hundred. Dinesh Karthik's highest score is 129 against Bangladesh in 2007. The stylish Tamil Nadu player was also part of the Indian squad against England in 2007, where India defeated England 2-1 and won their first Test series in England since 1986.

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    Dinesh Karthik is one of the very few players who has been part of T20 League from the beginning i.e 2008. Karthik represented Delhi franchise in 2008 and played for them till 2010 and again in 2014. Dinesh Karthik has also represented Punjab, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gujarat, and Kolkata in T20 League

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    In T20 2018 League, Dinesh Karthik was appointed as the new captain of Kolkata. Dinesh Karthik replaced Gautam Gambhir, who had led the franchise for seven years. The wicket-keeper batsman surprised many people with his captaincy and Kolkata reached last four stage before losing to Hyderabad in a close match

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  • Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

    Dinesh Karthik made his T2OI debut for India against South Africa at Johannesburg in 2006. Karthik was also part of the winning squad in 2007 World T20. In the tournament, Karthik played sporadically but took a superb catch of South African captain Graeme Smith in the slips in a league match

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    Dinesh Karthik also took part in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, coming on the back of strong T20 League for Mumbai. India went on to win the tournament and Karthik mostly played as a specialist batsman, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni occupying the wicket-keeper's slot

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  • Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

    The talented wicket-keeper batsman has played 157 first-class matches, scoring 9,214 runs at an average of 59.20. Dinesh Karthik has been a stalwart of Tamil Nadu cricket and one of the main reasons for Tamil Nadu's success in domestic cricket is due to Karthik's strong performance both as a batsman and also as a captain

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    Dinesh Karthik is also part of an unwanted record. While playing against Sri Lanka, Karthik faced 18 deliveries without scoring a single run against Sri Lanka. It is the most number of deliveries played by an Indian batsman for scoring no run in ODIs. The record was previously held by Eknath Solkar who got out on duck after playing 17 balls against England at The Oval in 1974

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    Dinesh Karthik finally had his moment in international cricket, when in the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh, Karthik struck an unbeaten 29 off 8 balls. This knock won India the match and made Karthik into a hero. Dinesh Karthik struck a last-ball six to clinch the title for India

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    Dinesh Karthik has scored only one international century in his career. Karthik has one Test century against Bangladesh. Dinesh Karthik is yet to score a century in ODI cricket or T20I cricket. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has 16 half-centuries in international cricket

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  • Dinesh Karthik: Knight in shining armour to wife Dipika Pallikal, leader to his team

    Dinesh Karthik is known to be a very fit cricketer and takes his fitness very seriously. Over a long period of time, Dinesh Karthik has maintained his fitness standards and very rarely, Karthik has missed cricket due to injury. Dinesh Karthik also doubles up as wicket-keeper and keeps his standards very high in terms of preparation and work ethic

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    Dinesh Karthik in recent times has been in fine form and has taken his game to the next level. With World Cup 2019 approaching, India needs a fit and firing Dinesh Karthik. Karthik's game is finally matching its potential and if he keeps his hunger and form going then plenty of good things are in store for Dinesh Karthik

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    Dipika Pallikal Karthik along with her per dog. Dinesh Karthik always maintains that these two are very close to him

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Indian wicket-keeper batsman and Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik turns a year older today. The man from Chennai is not only a great leader and sportsman on the field but also an adorable and loving husband to his wife Dipika Pallikal, off it. On his birthday, we look at some of his Instagram photos with Dipika Pallikal as well as his journey in the sport

 

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