Dinesh Karthik Retires Here are some Amazing records of DK in Cricket
Dinesh Karthik Retires Here are some Amazing records of DK in Cricket

Team India have produced many superstars in the game of cricket. And Dinesh Karthik is certainly one of them. The veteran Indian keeper made his debut for India in 2004 and his career has finally come to an end. DK has put the curtains on his long and superb international career with a heartwarming post on social media. There were rumors of him retiring when he played the last game for Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

With no hope of making his comeback on the Indian side, he announced his retirement on Saturday. DK has represented India in 26 tests, 94 ODIs, and 60 T20is throughout his career, and he was the first Indian to win the Man of the Match award in the T20 international. Here we will talk about some of his records, which he will cherish for the rest of his life.

Some Amazing records of Dinesh Karthik

Second-longest T20I career for an Indian

Dinesh Karthik made his T20I debut in December 2006 and played his last T20I game in November 2022. He played a total of 60 T20Is and scored 686 runs in 48 innings at an average and strike rate of 26.38 and 142.61, respectively, with a best of 55. He played this format for a period of 15 years and 336 days, which is the second-longest by an Indian after Rohit Sharma, who is still active.

3rd Most ODI runs without a 100 for an Indian

Dinesh Karthik made his ODI debut in September 2004 against England, and his last game was in July 2019 against New Zealand. During this period, he played 94 ODIs and scored 1752 runs at an average of 30.20. He scored nine half-centuries, and his best ODI score is 79. He didn’t score an ODI century. He has the third-most ODI runs for India without a century. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.

Second-highest Strike Rate in an Innings by Indian

Who can forget Dinesh Karthik’s match-winning cameo in the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh in 2018? He scored 29 runs off just 8 balls, with two fours and three sixes, for a strike rate of 362.50. This is the second-highest strike rate by an Indian batter in T20I innings. He is only after Yuvraj Singh when he hit six sixes off Stuart Broad.

Second-most dismissals in T20I innings

Dinesh Karthik holds the record for the second-most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in an inning. Karthik had four dismissals as a keeper against England in July 2022 at Southampton.

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