"I prepare for new challenges" – Dinesh Karthik officially announces his retirement from representative cricket.

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Dinesh Karthik


Indian national cricket team’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The batsman made the announcement on Saturday (June 1) via a social media post and reflected on his journey.

Dinesh Karthik called time on his career after the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He represented Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 17th edition of the tournament and now the wicketkeeper-batsman has made the official announcement of his retirement from domestic and international cricket. .

Dinesh Karthik thanked all the fans for their support throughout his career. He said he was lucky to represent his country and also extended his support to his family, as well as his fans and all those who stood by him through thick and thin. Posting on Instagram, he said:

“I have been overwhelmed by the care, support and love I have received in recent days. My deepest gratitude and sincere gratitude to all the fans who have made this feeling possible. After giving it a lot of thought for some time, I have decided to stop playing representative cricket.

“I am officially announcing my retirement and leaving my playing days behind as I prepare for the new challenges ahead.

“I would like to thank all my coaches, captains, selectors, teammates and support staff members who have made this long journey enjoyable and enjoyable.

“Among the millions who play this sport in our country, I consider myself one of the lucky few who has had the opportunity to represent the nation, and even luckier to have earned the goodwill of so many fans and friends.

“My parents have been pillars of strength and support all these years and I would not be who I am without their blessings. I also owe a lot to Dipika, a professional athlete who often put her career on hold to accompany me on my journey.

“Of course, to all the fans and followers of our great game, thank you very much! “Cricket and cricketers would not be the same without your support and well wishes.”

Dinesh Karthik’s career over the years.

Dinesh Karthik has been a great servant to the Indian team. The wicketkeeper-batsman made his debut in 2004 and has been in and out of the team ever since. One of the highlights of his career has been the number of times he has returned to the team. Dinesh Karthik’s career over the years. Dinesh Karthik has been a great servant to the Indian team. The wicketkeeper-batsman made his debut in 2004 and has been in and out of the team ever since. One of the highlights of his career has been the number of times he has returned to the team. Dinesh Karthik played 26 Tests, 94 ODIs and 60 T20Is between 2004 and 2022 and was part of some of the team’s major victories. He made his debut at the age of 19 in an ODI against England at Lord’s and has since seen Indian cricket grow by leaps and bounds. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 1025 runs in Tests, 1725 in ODIs and 686 in T20Is. He also won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup with India. He played 257 in IPL, scoring 4,842 runs at an average of 26.32. He represented Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and RCB in the league.