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“I Have Decided To Move On”- Dinesh Karthik Confirms Retirement Form All Forms Of Cricket

“I Have Decided To Move On”- Dinesh Karthik Confirms Retirement Form All Forms Of Cricket
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Keeper-battler Dinesh Karthik of the India National Cricket Team has formally declared his retirement from all cricket-related activities. In a social media post on Saturday, June 1st, the batter announced the news and shared some reflections on his trip.

Following the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL), Dinesh Karthik announced the end of his career. In the 17th iteration of the competition, he played for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Now, the keeper-batter has formally announced his retirement from both domestic and international cricket.

Between 2004 and 2022, Dinesh Karthik participated in 26 Tests, 94 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for the squad, and he was a key player in several of the side’s victories. Since his 19-year-old debut in an ODI match against England at Lord’s, he has witnessed the rapid growth of Indian cricket.

1025 runs were scored by the keeper-batter in Tests, 1725 in ODIs, and 686 in T20Is. Along with India, he also won the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup. With 257 IPL games, he amassed 4,842 runs at an average of 26.32. In the league, he played for the Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and RCB.

Dinesh Karthik officially retires from all forms of cricket: 

On Saturday, June 1, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman and star of the Royals, Dinesh Karthik, announced his retirement from all forms of official cricket. Karthik claimed that, after much thought, he answered the phone. After RCB’s heartfelt farewell in their final IPL 2024 match on May 22, when they lost to Rajasthan in the eliminator at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Karthik remained silent.

“I officially announce my retirement and put my playing days behind me as I square up for the new challenges that lie ahead. I’d like to thank all my coaches, captains, selectors, teammates, and members of the support staff who have made this long journey pleasant,” Karthik said in his statement.

“Among the millions that play the sport in our country, I consider myself among the lucky few to have had the chance to represent the nation, and luckier still to have earned the goodwill of so many fans and friends.” Dinesh Karthik said

“My parents have been pillars of strength and support over all these years, and I wouldn’t be what l am without their blessings. I also owe plenty to Dipika, herself a professional sportsperson who often put her career on hold to walk my journey with me,” Dinesh Karthik said.

“Of course, to all the fans and followers of our great game, a massive thank you! Cricket and cricketers, wouldn’t be the same without your support and good wishes.” Dinesh Karthik concluded.

Karthik concluded his IPL career with another outstanding performance, amassing 3256 runs in 15 matches for RCB with a strike rate of 187.36.

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