It happens to be Dinesh Karthik’s birthday today. There are various things that many people might not know about Dinesh Karthik. He was born in Tamil Nadu on this very day, but he spent a couple of years in Kuwait as his father had moved there for work. Only when he was 10 years old, did they shift back to India and Karthik started his cricketing sojourn.
In Tamil Nadu age group cricket, he was quite the sensation. In fact, R Ashwin who was also playing age group cricket at the time, once said that boys from Chennai used to come to specially watch Karthik bat and first hand witness his precious talent. It was a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ DK would play for the country. They were right and Dinesh got a break at a very young age in 2004.
Then later that year, MS Dhoni made his debut and then never looked back. Karthik still at one point in time was so good with the bat, that he was India’s Test Opener as specialist batsman on the successful tour of England in 2007. Since then he’s been in and out of the team but his recent performance of the last ball six against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final will make him immortal in Indian cricket. His captain on that day, Rohit Sharma wished him in an innovative manner and thanked him for the last ball six.
Here’s Rohit’s wish which is winning the internet ;