Dinesh Karthik Biography
Birthday: June 1, 1985 (Gemini)
Born In: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman who made his international debut at an early age after rising through the ranks of U-19 cricket team. While he has remained a regular member of the Indian team for varying periods of time throughout the last decade, he failed to cement his place in the team due to inconsistent performance in domestic and international cricket. Originally a batsman, he was able to increase his opportunities by honing his wicket-keeping skills, but was reduced to reserve option after the arrival of M.S. Dhoni. He has had a better T20 career, being purchased by Delhi Daredevils at a whooping Rs.12.5 crore in the seventh season of IPL. While he failed to justify his price tag that season, he has showed good performance in T20 over the years, playing for teams like Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions. For the upcoming edition of the IPL, he has been named the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders team.