Dinesh Karthik is a well-known Indian professional cricketer and commentator from Tamil Nadu, India. Since 2004 he has been active in cricket career.
Now he plays for Indian cricket team and currently in Indian Premier League playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He is a right hand batsman and wicket keeper. His real name is Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik.
Dinesh Karthik Profile
|Full name||Krishnakumar Dinesh Karthik|
|Born||1 June 1985 (age 37)|
|Age||37 years old|
|Birthplace||Madras, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|School||Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Egmore in Chennai|
|International Debut||Test- 3 November 2004 against Australia at Mumbai|
ODI- 5 September 2004 against England at London
T20- 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
|Jersey Number||#21, 19 (India) #21, 19 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team||Abahani Limited, Albert TUTI Patriots, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Parents||Krishnakumar (Worked as a System Analyst) & Padma (Worked in IDBI and ONGC)|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Hobbies||Playing sudoku, Reading, Swimming, Travelling|
Dinesh Karthik Age, Family, Biography and more
Dinesh Karthik was born on 1st June 1985 in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. Now he is 37 years old. He belongs to a Hindu family. His birth sign is Gemini.
His father Krishnakumar is a system analyst and mother Padmini Krishnakumar is an employee at IDBI. He has a brother named Vinesh Karthik.
He got married to Nikita Vanjara in 2007 and got divorced in 2012. In 2015 he got married with Dipika Pallikal on 18th August 2015. The couple has twin boys.
Education and Qualification
He completed schooling from St Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Don Bosco School, Chennai and Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait.
Dinesh started his career as a cricketer and made his International debut on 3rd November 2004 against Australia.
On 5th September 2005 he made his One Day International debut against England held at London.
He made his Twenty20 debut on 1st December 2006 against South Africa held at Johannesburg. His jersey number is 21 and 19. He trained under the mentor Robin Singh.
In 2006 he won the T20 International Man of the Match award and he won the title that ‘the first ever Indian cricketer to win the award.
Dinesh Karthik – International info
|National side||India (2004–present)|
|Test debut (cap 250)||3 November 2004 v Australia|
|Last Test||9 August 2018 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 156)||5 September 2004 v England|
|Last ODI||10 July 2019 v New Zealand|
|ODI shirt no.||21|
|T20I debut (cap 4)||1 December 2006 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||2 November 2022 v Bangladesh|
Instagram, Physical Appearance, Favourites and Hobbies
The Instagram ID of Dinesh is ‘dk00019.’ He gained 2.4 million followers and 530 videos and photos are posted.
The height of Dinesh is 5 feet 7 inches or 170 centimeters and weight is approximately 65 kilograms or 143 lbs. He has black colored eyes and hairs.
His favorite cricketer is Sachin Tendulkar and R Ashwin. His favorite tennis player is Roger Federer. His favorite food item is butter chicken. His favorite actors are Rajinikanth, Suriya and Dhanush. His favorite musician is A R Rahman. His favourite hobbies are traveling and photography. He is a pet lover too.