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Dinesh Karthik left the team hotel with a booked ticket and farewell and flew from Dubai in the middle of IPL 2020. His wife Dipika Pallikal, who was in Chennai, had an abortion.
Thirty minutes later, he was back at the hotel, his wife apparently not advising him to leave, who arrived a week later to join him and be by his side in Dubai. During these tests, KKR promoters Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta called him to expand their moral support.
With a fluttering beard, a gloomy-looking Karthicus was often seen standing on the ground as a chase took place in the middle. His cricket was not in the best of his mind and he was going nowhere. It was a low point for Karthik to resign his captain’s position, paving the way for Eoin Morgan to take the lead.
“No one forced me to resign as captain,” Karthik told Cricbuzz, wiping out reports that he had been deprived of his leadership role at the behest of KKR CEO Venka Mysore. “I had a very good relationship with him (Mysore). He is like a father figure to me. He treated me only with respect and love. (I had) good treatment at KKR and it was one of my best experiences. At the IPL franchise . ” As a show of respect for his former team, he did not break out in the celebrations after reaching the victory points in a close match with a low score against KKR in this year’s IPL.
Since Dipika and I became proud parents of twins last year, life seems to have turned 180 degrees – both on a personal and professional level. The fact that he was not burdened by the captain’s burden in Royal Challengers Bangalore, which won his service in the IPL 2022 auctions for Rs 5.5 million, also helped him to bring to the forefront the best of his batting skills.
In fact, he is experiencing one of his best seasons ever.
A healthy average of 57, a staggering 192.56 strokes and a total of 285 runs, most of which come in tense finishing stages, have earned him recognition from experts who want him on the Indian side. His form was so sensational that RCB captain Faf du Plessis once considered leaving so he could join Karthik and force things into the match.
He did not click exactly against the Punjab Kings on Friday (May 13), but it was a rare failure. “If I were a selector, I would definitely choose him for the upcoming T20 World Cup,” Sunil Gavaskar said recently.
When he adds his infallible ability to hold the goal to the batsman’s catch, he makes compelling reasons to withdraw from India.
“He has matured with maturity. He fires quite innovatively, creativity in the placement and selection of his strokes cannot be escaped. His leadership was as good as ever,” says MSK Prasad, the goalkeeper and batsman himself. time and former chief collector. “I see she’s in a very good state of mind.”
Prasad continues to support Gavaskar. “I have never seen him in such a certain state of mind. He would have been in a hurry before. With a guaranteed back-up career (commentary), DK now plays as if he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. It will be good for the team. “I would choose him.”
It was an unforgettable year, and to make it even more unforgettable, he wouldn’t mind being called from India.