World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

Updated: Jun 01, 2019, 13:27 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik is a wicket-keeper batsman who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. He made his international debut in 2004 and since then has played for the Indian cricket team in ODIs, Tests and T20Is.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    1/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik made his debut in 2004, at the age of 18, but could not find a permanent spot ever in the Indian team and thereby, he was ignored from the team during the 2007 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2015 World Cup. He has finally been selected in India's 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    2/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    After the arrival of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik's chances for appearing India got even more 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. Dhoni went on to become one of the most succesful captains ever in Indian cricket history.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    3/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik finally had his moment in international cricket, when in the Nidahas Trophy final in 2018 against Bangladesh, Karthik struck an unbeaten 29 off 8 balls. This knock won India the match and made Karthik into a national hero. Dinesh Karthik struck a last-ball six to clinch the title for India. Ever since then, Dinesh Karthik has been playing regularly in the Indian team solely as a batsman.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and friends

    4/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik was born in Tamil Nadu and took up cricket at the age of 10. He was coached by his father in his early years and made an impact in U-16 and U-19 cricket in Tamil Nadu.

    Dinesh Karthik posted this picture with Dipika Pallikal and wrote, "Me and my Dragon."

    5/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal during IPL

    6/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik watches on as Dipika Pallikal gives a speech to avid listeners.

    7/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik in recent times has been in fine form and has taken his game to the next level. With the World Cup 2019 team declared, 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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and dog

    8/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik is the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and he led the team in fine fashion last year by taking the team into the eliminator. Unfortunately, Kolkata Knight Riders lost the eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad and failed to qualify for the final. 

    In pic: Dipika Pallikal kissing Dinesh Karthik

    9/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik played the first edition of the IPL in 2008 for Delhi Daredevils where he impressed with the bat and gloves. 

    Dinesh Karthik posted this picture with wife Dipika Pallikal and wrote, "Happy Women’s Day to all you wonder women out there! I’m so fortunate to always have such an inspiring woman by my side!"

    10/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    In 2011, Dinesh Karthik joined the Kings XI Punjab for an estimated Rs. 6 crores. In 2012, Dinesh Karthik joined Mumbai Indians for a rumoured sum of Rs. 12.4 crores. In 2014, Dinesh Karthik joined Delhi Daredevils again for Rs. 12.5 crores.

    Dinesh Karthik posted this picture with wife Dipika Pallikal and wrote, "Finally ditched our sweaty clothes & cleaned up in @houseofmasaba for my boy, @abhinavmukund! #mandown #thechennai28connection"

    11/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    In 2015, Dinesh Karthik was bought by Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs. 10.5 crores. In the 2018 IPL auctions, Dinesh Karthik was bought by Shah Rukh Khan's KKR for Rs. 7.6 crores and subsequently was made the captain of the team.

    Dinesh Karthik posted this picture with wife Dipika Pallikal and wrote, "Missing my lady @dipikapallikal"

    12/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik's posted this picture with wife Dipika Pallikal and captioned, "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"

    13/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    14/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    Dinesh Karthik is one of the very few players who has been part of the Indian Premier League from the beginning i.e 2008.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    15/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    In IPL 2018, 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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    16/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    17/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    18/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal

    19/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

    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.

    In pic: Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and family.

    20/21
  • World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik's wife Dipika has stood by him during his low phase

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

     

    21/21
  • loading...

About The Gallery

India's World Cup 2019 player Dinesh Karthik turns 34 on June 1, 2019. As he celebrates his birthday, we recap his career, where after debuting in 2004, Dinesh Karthik has finally got a World Cup spot 15 years later. We also have a look at how his sports-woman wife Dipika Pallikal has stood by him through thick and thin over the years. See pictures. (Dinesh Karthik and Dipika Pallikal Instagram)

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK