Warm birthday wishes poured in for India's wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik as he turned 33 on Friday. Karthik's wife and ace Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik shared a love-soaked picture of her husband on Instagram.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a tweet: "Happy 33rd birthday to Indian keeper-batsman @DineshKarthik! What has been his finest performance on the international stage for India?"
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders, who finished the season on the third position under the leadership of Karthik, tweeted: "Happy Birthday Skipper @DineshKarthik Wish you lots of success and happiness in the year ahead."
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 31, 2018
Karthik's teammate KL Rahul joined in the celebration, saying: "Big love for my Big Brother @DineshKarthik on his Birthday. May you Continue to entertain us on and off the field."
Seasoned India spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted: "Happy birthday @DineshKarthik ! I wish you all the success this year, and loads of joy and happiness!"
Happy birthday @DineshKarthik ! I wish you all the success this year, and loads of joy and happiness!— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 1, 2018
The Tamil Nadu batsman has played 122 international matches for India and scored 2765 runs so far in his career full of hiccups.
Karthik recently revived his career with a match-winning knock to guide Team India to the Nidahas Trophy win in Sri Lanka.