Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer) Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More

Dinesh Karthik

Real NameKrishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 66 kg
in Pounds- 145 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 3 November 2004 vs Australia in Mumbai
ODI- 5 September 2004 vs England in London
T20- 1 December 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
Coach/MentorRobin Singh
Jersey Number#19 (India)
#19 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamIndia, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, India A, India Blue, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu
Nature on fieldCalm
Likes to play againstPakistan
Favourite ShotScoop Shot
Records (main ones)• 1st Indian to win the T20I Man of the Match award against South Africa in 2006.
• He has done batting from opening position to No. 7.
Career Turning PointPerformance in the 2004 domestic season.
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 June 1985
Age (as in 2017)32 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolDon Bosco School, Chennai
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Krishna Kumar (System Analyst)
Mother- Padmini Krishnakumar (IDBI and ONGC)
Brother- 1
Sisters- N/A
Dinesh Karthik family
HobbiesPlaying sudoku and reading
ControversiesIt was believed that there was a love triangle between Karthik, his Ex-wife Nikita and cricketer Murali Vijay as it was said that she cheated on him with Murali Vijay
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar and Ian Botham
Bowler: R Ashwin
Favourite FoodButter chicken
Favourite ActorRajnikant, Surya, Dhanush and Abhishek Bachchan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNikita Vijay
Dipika Pallikal (Squash Player)
WifeNikita Vijay (2007–2012)
Dinesh Karthik with Ex-wife Nikita Vijay
Dipika Pallikal (2015, Squash Player)
Dinesh Karthik with his wife Dipika Pallikal
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Dinesh Karthik

Some lesser known facts about Dinesh Karthik

  • Does Dinesh Karthik smoke?: No
  • Does Dinesh Karthik drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Karthik was coached by former Indian cricketer Robin Singh.
  • His father used to play first-division cricket for Chennai.
  • During his childhood, he and his family lived in Kuwait for some years where he started playing cricket by watching English County cricket matches on TV.
  • On his ODI debut in 2004 vs England, he dropped Michael Vaughan, but later did a fabulous stumping.
  • Due to his inconsistent performance in wicket-keeping and batting, he was replaced by MS Dhoni at the end of 2004.
  • Cricketer Mulari Vijay is married to his Ex-wife Nikita.
  • His second wife, Dipika Pallikal is a Squash Champion.
  • He wears #19 jersey for India which was Rahul Dravid’s jersey number before.
  • He is a huge car lover.
  • He has played for many IPL teams, like Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions.
  • Daniel Vettori once gifted him his award motorbike to him during IPL.
  • He can even bowl those off-breaks and in First-Class cricket his economy rate of 6.5.

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