Indian veteran Wicket – Keeper Dinesh Karthik set to announce his retirement from the IPL after this season.

Aditya Pandey

In Short

  • Dinesh Karthik set to retire from IPL.
  • Dinesh Karthik might announce his international retirement soon.
  • Dinesh Karthik has made 242 appearances in IPL.

PTI reports that Dinesh Karthik, the veteran Indian Wicket-Keeper, will announce his retirement from the IPL after this season. The defending champions Chennai Super Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore to begin the 17th edition of the IPL on March 22. This season is likely to be his last. He is expected to announce his international retirement as well.

“This edition will be his (Dinesh Karthik’s) last IPL. He will decide his international retirement after the IPL,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

Dinesh Karthik last played for the national team in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. He has been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL since they bought him for 5.5 Cr at the mega auctions last year. 

The 38-year-old Wicket-Keeper till now has represented six teams in the IPL. He is one the players who have been taking part since the start of the IPL in 2008. He has made 242 appearances in the IPL just after MS Dhoni (250) and Rohit Sharma (243). 

His journey in the IPL 

DK started his journey with Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) in 2008, after that he moved to Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2011. Following that he spent two seasons with Mumbai Indians before going back to Delhi in 2014 for a big amount of 12.5 Cr. 

RCB signed him in 2015 for 10.5 Cr and then went to Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017 before spending four seasons with Kolkata Knight Riders. Further, he went on to become the captain of KKR. He led KKR to playoffs in 2018 and they finished at fifth position in 2019. 

RCB bought him for 5.5 Cr for the second time when he was released by KKR in 2022. He had a good IPL with RCB performing as a finisher in the batting order. This performance in the IPL earned him a place in the India squad for the T20 World Cup 2022 held in Australia. For the World Cup, he was the first-choice Wicket-Keeper but could not perform as expected. 

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