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Dinesh Karthik Dinesh Karthik Cricketer Profile Height: 1.7 m DOB: June 1, 1985, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Despite having accumulated a lot many runs in domestic cricket, Dinesh Karthik’s struggle to enter and remain in the Indian cricket team dressing room has been ever going. The emergence of MS Dhoni overshadowed Karthik, who was probably the more technically sound wicketkeeper during that period. However, the Test retirement of Dhoni in 2014 also couldn’t hand Karthik a comeback as Wriddhiman Saha was a better equipped stumper and a bankable option in the longest format of cricket. Karthik made his international debut on September 5, 2004, in an ODI match against England at Lord’s. Dhoni, on the other hand, got a chance on December 23, 2004, when he played his first ODI match for India during their tour to Bangladesh. Karthik debuted in Test cricket on November 5, 2004, in a match against Australia in Mumbai. A T20I breakthrough came for the Tamil Nadu batsman in December 2006 during India’s tour of South Africa. When everything seemed unsatisfactory in Karthik’s cricket career, he just did a Javed Miandad, scoring a last-ball six to guide India to Nidahas Trophy win in 2018.

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IPL 2019, KKR vs RR: Dinesh Karthik 97* not enough as Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer seal win for Rajasthan

Sports | Apr 26, 2019, 08:45 AM IST

Dinesh Karthik smashed a career-best 97 not out off 50 balls for KKR but late fireworks from Riyan Parag and Jofra Archer sealed the deal for Rajasthan Royals in Kolkata.

Andre Russell smashed his maiden half-century of IPL 2019

IPL 2019, Match 10: Kagiso Rabada, Prithvi Shaw star as DC beat KKR in Super Over

Sports | Mar 31, 2019, 09:30 AM IST

Prithvi Shaw slammed 99 while Kagiso Rabada defended 10 runs in the Super Over as Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs.

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1st T20I: India beat West Indies by five wickets in Kolkata

Sports | Nov 04, 2018, 11:50 PM IST

India ended a four-match winless run against the West Indies with a five-wicket victory.

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IPL 2018, Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs

Sports | May 23, 2018, 11:28 PM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminator to set-up the IPL Qualifier-II clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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IPL 2018, Match 49: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets

Sports | May 16, 2018, 12:04 AM IST

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav starred with an impressive four-wicket spell as he set up Kolkata Knight Riders to a comfortable six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League encounter at Eden Gardens on Tuesday.

Chasing a stiff target of 178, Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2018, Match 33: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets

Sports | May 03, 2018, 11:52 PM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders registered a clinical six-wicket victory against Chennai Super Kings in match 33 of Indian Premier League.

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IPL 2018, Match 29: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets

Sports | Apr 30, 2018, 12:50 AM IST

Opener Chris Lynn played an unbeaten knock of 62 to power Kolkata Knight Riders to a clinical six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 29 of IPL 2018 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Kolkata Knight Riders delivered a professional performance

IPL 2018, Match 15: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals

Sports | Apr 19, 2018, 03:56 PM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stretched their winning run to two games by registering a facile seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Wednesday.

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IPL 2018, Match 3: Kolkata Knight Riders defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sports | Apr 09, 2018, 12:20 AM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders opened their campaign with a win as the hosts defeated a Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens.

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