Dinesh Karthik Reveals Why He Would No Longer Feature In Red-Ball Cricket For Tamil Nadu

Updated - 08 Aug 2021, 08:29 PM

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Dinesh Karthik (Image Credit: Twitter)

Veteran Indian keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik might not have played for India since the 2019 World Cup; however, he has captured the fans’ attention due to his task in the commentary box. Dinesh Karthik has entertained fans with his hilarious on-air comments, having started his stint in the World Test Championship final. Meanwhile, the 36-year old has revealed his further plans in the longest format of the game.

Dinesh Karthik made his maiden Test appearance way back in 2004 and returned to the set-up in 2018 after playing his last in 2010. But the right-handed batsman did not experience a happy comeback and played only five innings before the selectors dropped him. Karthik’s highest score in those five innings was 20 and is highly unlikely to play the version again.

However, Karthik has revealed several times that he intends to play the T20 World Cup later this year. Karthik has a promising record in T20 cricket even as he has been inconsistent in the Indian Premier League (IPL). But the veteran has 399 runs in 32 games, striking at 143.25 and could provide the X-factor for India in the mega event.

I don’t have a future in red-ball cricket as well: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik (Image Credits: Twitter)

Dinesh Karthik opened up on his lack of willingness to play red-ball cricket for Tamil Nadu, understanding that it might prevent the youngsters from coming up. The keeper-batsman also claimed that he does not have future in the red-ball format.

“The reason I don’t play red-ball cricket for Tamil Nadu is that it will block the chances of Jagadeesan and also I don’t have a future in red-ball cricket as well,” Karthik told Aakash Chopra in an interview.

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