"I have really enjoyed your…" – Dinesh Karthik reveals unforgettable compliments from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli

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Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli


Dinesh Karthik has finally brought down the curtain on his professional career that spanned over two decades. The right-handed batsman retired from the game after he ended Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s campaign in the recently concluded IPL 2024.

The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman had already lost his place in the Indian team and was just playing in the IPL. Apart from playing in the IPL, he also plied his trade as a commentator. With his playing career done and dusted, Dinesh Karthik has revealed the accolade he has received in his career that will stay with him forever.

While the man from Tamil Nadu never managed to make a long run in the Indian team, everyone praised him for his perseverance and hard work. His dedication to the game over the years has been truly exemplary. Dinesh Karthik also did not take long to become a fan favorite for his comments.

And while he has received numerous accolades throughout his long career, the two accolades that will stay with him forever came from none other than Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. In a recent interview with Cricbuzz, Karthik stated that while he has received praise from everyone, the praise he has received from Kohli and Dhoni is special.

“There have been many outpourings of love… One for my cricket: Virat Kohli said he would love for me to be part of the [RCB] team, which was a huge compliment. Dhoni said, ‘I really enjoyed your comment, DK. Very very good.’ I guess that’s the biggest compliment you can get from Dhoni.” Dinesh Karthik said.

Dinesh Karthik’s IPL career in numbers:

Dinesh Karthik played in the IPL since the inaugural edition in 2008. Over the years, he represented six franchises in the tournament and retired from the IPL as the second most capped player.

He has played 257 matches in IPL and only the legendary MS Dhoni is ahead of him. Karthik scored 4842 runs with the help of 22 half-centuries. He is also the second most prolific wicketkeeper in IPL history with 174 dismissals and only Dhoni (190) surpasses him.