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"It's official.." Dinesh Karthik announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Published at :June 1, 2024 at 6:52 PM
Modified at :June 1, 2024 at 6:52 PM
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Dinesh Karthik played 26 tests, 94 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for India, along with featuring in 257 IPL matches.

Veteran India cricket Dinesh Karthik has officially announced his retirement from all forms of the game. He did it on his 39th birthday, June 1, 2024.

Karthik recently featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Ahead of the season, he had already confirmed that it would be his last IPL season, but he had not made a call on his international career considering the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 followed after the IPL.

But since he was not picked up for the tournament in the West Indies and USA, the 39-year-old decided to hang his boots from all forms of cricket, including domestic cricket, where he played for Tamil Nadu.

I’ve decided to put my playing days behind me: Dinesh Karthik

Taking to his social media handles, Dinesh Karthik posted a note in which he touched upon the thoughts gone into making this call. He also shared a video of his journey with pictures from his childhood days to playing for India and various IPL franchises, along with some pictures from his domestic career.

At the end of the video, Dinesh Karthik wrote, “5th September 2004 – 1st June 2024. 19 years, 8 months and 27 days later, I’ve decided to put my playing days behind me.

“I thank everyone who has been part of my journey, especially – my parents, Dipika, my coaches, team mates, fans, support staff and all friends I’ve made.”

“Loads of love, DK”

Check out Karthik’s retirement post:

In the IPL 2024, playing for RCB, Karthik displayed his best in some of the games with his superlative finishes. He scored 326 runs at a strike rate of 187.

The Tamil Nadu cricketer featured in 26 tests, 94 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for India. He managed one international century and 17 half-centuries. Most of his career was overshadowed by the presence of MS Dhoni. Despite that, Karthik managed to get into the Indian side several times as a pure batter.

He was part of the Indian squad that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy. He won the IPL in 2013 with Mumbai Indians.

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