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.read more
Former India cricketer and opening batsman Virender Sehwag believes that Dinesh Karthik should get a chance ahead of Suresh Raina during the ODI series against England, starting on July 12 in Nottingham. "I feel Dinesh Karthik might get a chance ahead of Suresh Raina as Karthik's performance in the Nidahas Trophy and IPL 2018 was impressive. I think now is the best time for Karthik to play," Sehwag told IndiaTV during "Cricket Ki Baat" show.
Team India batsman-wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has been called to the national Test squad after eight long years as he comes in place of first-choice wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha who is out due to injury. Karthik will be behind the stumps for the one
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik said that he wanted the team to have fun this season and take each match one at a time before directly jumping to think about the 2018 Indian Premier League play-offs.