India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is celebrating his 37th birthday and social media has been buzzing with amazing birthday wishes and tributes for the veteran. It has been a stunning few months for Dinesh Karthik as after enduring a stellar season in the recently concluded IPL 2022, he will be soon making his return to the Indian cricket team for the upcoming 5-match T20i series.
Dinesh Karthik In IPL 2022
Dinesh Karthik has been instrumental in the success of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the just-concluded 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League Karthik, who was picked up by the RCB as a designated finisher and he did not disappoint. DK ended the season with 330 runs an astonishing strike rate of 200 after 12 innings.
While Dinesh Karthik has been receiving praises from all corners for his amazing performances, on the other hand, an old statement from DK about Chennai Super Kings is going viral on the internet.
Not many are aware of the fact that Dinesh Karthik wanted to play for Chennai Super Kings and was once very sure that the team will pick him in the auctions. Well, Chennai Super Kings, which is one of the most successful franchises in IPL history, enjoys a huge fan following.
This time they endured the worst possible season as they ended up at the second last position in the IPL 2022 points-table. There were many who believed that CSK lacked the fire which it once used to have and suggested that CSK should have roped in DK in the squad at the IPL 2022 mega-auction, considering the fact that MS Dhoni can retire from IPL in a year or two.
Dinesh Karthik’s Old Statement About CSK
Meanwhile, DK has time and again too, expressed his desire to play for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Recently, an old statement of DK resurfaced online, wherein Karthik expressed his desire to play for Chennai Super Kings. He had said:
“In 2008, I was in Australia, in the lead up to the auctions, Dinesh Karthik the person, was convinced that he was the biggest name from Tamil Nadu cricket to have played for the country. For sure, they (CSK) are going to pick me.”
I thought that they would pick me later. It’s been 13 years and I am still waiting for that elusive call from CSK,”
Fast forward to present, DK has done extremely well for RCB and on the back of his excellent form in IPL, Karthik was even included in the 18-member squad for the upcoming 5-match t20I series against South Africa.