Dinesh Karthik Biography

Dinesh Karthik Biography | Dinesh Karthik is known as one of the best batsmen and wicketkeepers in India. Dinesh started playing cricket at the age of about 10 years. Dinesh has played many important innings for the Indian team. But due to his personal marital dispute, Dinesh’s name came into the limelight. Today we are going to talk about the complete life introduction of Dinesh Karthik. His age, family, wife, IPL career everything.

Birth, family, and early education of Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik was born on 1 June 1985 in a Brahmin Tamil family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dinesh Karthik’s father is a former cricketer. Whereas his mother takes care of the household. The childhood name of Dinesh Karthik was Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik. Dinesh Karthik’s father used to play first-class cricket for his home team Chennai. It was Dinesh’s father who taught him to play cricket. His father wanted Dinesh to become a high-level cricketer. Dinesh did not let him down and chose cricket as his career.

Dinesh Karthik’s father’s name is Shri Krishna Kumar. Who has been a systems analyst his mother’s name is Padmini Krishna Kumar. She used to work at IDBI and ONGC Bank. He also has a younger brother in Dinesh Karthik’s family, whose name is Vinesh. If we talk about his married life, then he has married twice. Karthik married his first wife Nikita in 2007. At the same time, Dinesh got divorced from his wife Nikita in 2012 due to some personal dispute.

Dinesh then got engaged to squash player Dipika Pallikal in 2013, and taking their relationship further, the two got married in 2015.

Dinesh Karthik’s early domestic career

Dinesh Karthik started his domestic career by staying in Kuwait. Dinesh Karthik started playing cricket at the age of 10. Dinesh got his early cricket education from his father only. Dinesh’s father used to play first-class cricket for Chennai. He was disappointed with his cricket career. Because his parents gave more importance to his studies than his cricket career.

That is why Dinesh’s father did not want any hindrance in his cricket career. He taught Dinesh to work hard at a very young age. After that, Dinesh got cricket training from coach “Robin Singh”, due to which Dinesh’s cricket improved further.

The first-class career of Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh started his cricket career in the year 1999 by playing for the state under-40 team. After this, Karthik got a chance to play in the Under-16 and Under-19 teams of Tamil Nadu.

In the year 2002, Dinesh Karthik played his first first-class match. The match was played by the home team Tamil Nadu against Baroda. After this, in 2004, Dinesh was selected for India’s Under-19 World Cup team. There he played his first match against Sri Lanka, during this match he scored a total of 70 runs in 39 balls.

It was only in 2004 that Karthik started his international ODI career. He played his first match against England. In this match, Karthik was able to score only one run in 12 balls. Despite this, the Indian team won the match by 23 runs.

In the same year, Karthik also got a chance to debut in the Test match. He played his first match against Australia. Where he scored 10 runs in 28 balls. At the same time, due to the good performance of other players, the team won the match by 13 runs.

If we talk about Karthik’s international T20 cricket career, he played his first international T20 match in 2006 against South Africa. In this match, Karthik scored 31 runs in 28 balls, and this match was also won by India by 6 wickets.

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IPL career and performance of Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik started his IPL cricket career in 2008 by playing for the Delhi Daredevils team. His first match was with the Rajasthan Royals team. After this, Dinesh Karthik also played for Kings XI Punjab in the year 2011. In 2012 and 2013, Karthik played matches for Mumbai Indians.

In 2015, Karthik was included in his team by Royal Challengers Bangalore and in 2016-17, Karthik performed his game for the Gujarat Lions team. After that Kolkata Knight Riders bought Dinesh to play in the 2018 IPL. Since then Dinesh has been a standout for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the same team, he has also been made the captain.

Kolkata Knight Riders bought Dinesh Karthik for Rs 7.4 crore.

IPL career

total run3946
superior performance97 runs
averagematches at an average of 26.13

Dinesh Karthik Biography Quick Recap

Personal life

Full NameDinesh Kumar Karthik
Date of birth1 June 1985
birth placeChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Age36 years
home townChennai, Tamil Nadu


MotherPadmini Krishna Kumar
FatherKrishna Kumar
WifeNikita Vanzara (2007 to 2012) Deepika Pallikal (2015 to present)

Physics Position

Length170 centimeters
weight66 kgs
eye colorBlack
hair colorBlack


Important roleBatting (wicketkeeper)
coach mentorRobin Singh
battingright-handed batsman
jersey number19 (IPL) and (International)
Domestic/State TeamTamil Nadu
IPL TeamsDelhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, and Kolkata Knight Riders
International debutODI – 5 September 2004 against England in London
Test – 3 November 2004 against Australia in Mumbai
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg

Some interesting facts related to Dinesh Karthik and his records

  • Karthik married his childhood friend Nikita Vanzara in 2007. But their relationship did not last long and they got divorced in 2012. After the divorce, Nikita got engaged to Indian team player Murali Vijay in 2013 and married in 2015.
  • After divorcing his first wife, Dinesh decided to remarry and married squash player Dipika Pallikal.
  • In 2016, Karthik participated in the Tamil Nadu Premier League on behalf of the 20-20 Tutti Patriots team and also captained the team.
  • In the 2018 IPL 11, Dinesh Karthik captained the Kolkata Knight Riders team in place of Gautam Gambhir.
  • As a child, Dinesh’s family lived in Kuwait for a few years. Dinesh started playing cricket by watching English commentary cricket matches on TV while staying there.
  • Dinesh hit the last ball six to give India a win against Bangladesh in the final of the T20 match during the 2018 Nidahas Trophy.

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