Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Net Worth

Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography:- Dinesh Karthik is an Indian cricketer who plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and for Tamil Nadu in domestic matches. He was born on June 1, 1985, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and his father was Chennai’s first-class cricketer Krishna Kumar. Karthik began playing cricket at the age of ten, taught by his father. He scored his first century in a Test match against Bangladesh and helped India win their first series in England in 21 years. Although he has had success domestically, he has not produced many international works. Karthik captained Kolkata Knight Riders from 2018 to 2020, and in 2020-2021, he worked as a commentator for Sky Sports during India’s tour of England.

Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography

Dinesh Karthik is a famous Indian batsman who was born on June 1, 1985, in Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. He is commonly known as DK. Dinesh learned cricket from his father Krishnakarthik, who once played first-class cricket for Chennai. Although his parents did not want him to play cricket, his father provided him with challenging training to succeed in his cricket career. He played for Tamil Nadu’s under-14, under-16, and under-19 teams, and made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu in 2002 against Baroda. Dinesh was included in the Indian under-19 World Cup squad in 2004 due to his excellent performance in first-class matches.

Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography

He made his ODI debut against England at Lord’s on September 5, 2004, when wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel was injured and unable to play. Dinesh had a fantastic year in 2022, excelling as a finisher in numerous matches and leading RCB to victory and the semifinals. He was also selected for Team India for the home T20 matches against South Africa, where he did well as a finisher. It is expected that he will be in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022.

Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography Details

Real Name Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
Nick Name DK
Profession Cricketer (Batsman)
Popular for Playing Cricket in IPL & for India
Date of Birth 1 June 1985
Day Saturday
Age (as of 2023) 38 years
Birthplace Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Hometown Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Current Address Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Category Wiki Bio
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Caste/Ethnicity Brahmin
Zodiac Sign/Star Sign Gemini

Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Age (as of 2023) 38 years
  • centimeter: 170 cm
  • meter: 1.70 m
  • feet: 5’ 7″ inch
Weight in Kilogram 65 kg
Weight in Pounds 143 lbs
Body Measurements 38-30-14
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Education Qualification

School Carmel School
Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai
Educational Qualification Graduate

Family Member’s & Their Relationship

Parents Father: Krishnakumar (worked as System Analyst)
Mother: Padma (worked in ONGC)
Siblings Brother: Vinesh
Sister: NA
Children Kabir & Zian (Twins Boys)
Wife First Wife: Nikita Vanjara (m. 2007-div. 2012)
Second Wife: Dipika Pallikal (m. 2015-Present)
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 18 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal as per Christian rituals)
20 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal as per Hindu rituals)
Marriage Place Christian marriage: The Leela Palace Hotel in Chennai
Hindu Marriage: ITC Grand Chola in Chennai
Girlfriend / Affairs With Nikita Vanjara
Dipika Pallikal (Squash player)

Dinesh Karthik Career

In October 2004, Karthik replaced Parthiv Patel in the fourth Test between Australia and India in Mumbai and made his Test cricket debut, scoring 14 runs in two innings and taking two catches. He was then selected for a two-Test home series against South Africa, where he scored only one run in the first Test in Kanpur but managed to score 46 runs in the second Test at Kolkata to help India win the match. In December 2004, Karthik played in India’s two-Test tour of Bangladesh, where he scored only 25 and 11, despite India winning both matches by an innings. He was retained for the three-Test series at home against Pakistan in March, where he scored six runs in the first Test in Mohali and 28 runs in the second Test at Kolkata. India won the second Test by 196 runs.

Dinesh Karthik Wiki Biography

In the next match, Karthik made only 10 and nine as India collapsed and lost ten wickets on the final day of an otherwise high-scoring match. He was then replaced by Dhoni for the three Tests at home against Sri Lanka. After Dhoni was injured, Karthik replaced him for the third Test at Newlands against South Africa, where he scored 63 and an unbeaten 38, and his wicket-keeping was praised. Karthik did not play any matches at the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, but was selected as a specialist opener for a tour of Bangladesh, where he scored 56 and 22 in the first Test and his maiden Test century in the second Test, making 129 runs.

Karthik was a regular opener in the mid-2007 Test series in England, where he scored three half-centuries, making 263 runs at 43.83, and was the highest scorer in the series for India, who won their first series in England in 21 years. In late 2008, Karthik played against Pakistan at home but had a lean Test series, managing only 39 runs in two innings of the first two Tests, exceeding single figures only once. However, he scored 24 and 52 in the third Test in Bangalore and kept the wickets due to Dhoni’s injury. Karthik was then selected for the Test tour of Australia as an opener, but he did not play in the first two Tests.

Cricket Information

Playing role Wicketkeeper batter
Batting style Right-handed bat
Bowling style Right arm offbreak
Coach/Mentor Robin Singh
Test debut November 3, 2004 vs Australia
Last Test August 9, 2018 vs England
ODI debut September 5, 2004 vs England
Last ODI July 9, 2019 vs New Zealand
T20I debut December 1, 2006 vs South Africa
Last T20I February 27, 2019 vs vs Australia

Favorite Things

  • Food – Butter Chicken
  • Actors – Suriya, Dhanush and Rajinikanth
  • Musician – A.R Rahman
  • Tennis Player – Roger Federer
  • Cricketer – Batsman- Ian Botham and Sachin Tendulkar
  • Bowler – R Ashwin

Social Media Platforms

Facebook @dineshdkkarthik (1.2m+ followers)
Instagram @dk00019 (1.9m+ followers)
Twitter @DineshKarthik (1.9m+ followers)
Wikipedia Dinesh_Karthik

Net Worth & Salary

Salary Test: 15 lakh
ODI: 6 lakh
T20I: 3 lakh
IPL Salary 5.5 crores annually
Car Porsche 911 Turbo S
Total Net Worth 58 crores

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