Dinesh Karthik is one of the senior most player in IPL and this year he will be playing for KKR. Even if he is playing for the Kolkata knight rider, his heart beats for CSK. There is a history behind it and it was revealed just recently when Dinesh Karthik hit the six in the last boll of Nidahas T20 Trophy finale match against Bangladesh. So what is a connection between Dinesh Karthik and CSK?
In his recent interview, he mentioned that he would love to play for CSK actually it was his dream to play for CSK. 32-year-old Dinesh Karthik who was thrown out of the Indian cricket team for many times, finally came back in the last match when he won the match against Bangladesh. It was one of the best matches in this year when Bangladesh almost won and lost the match.
In his interview, he said, “Heart of hearts, I thought I’ll be playing for CSK from the very first year. It’s been 10 years and it has never happened. The dream is getting smaller by the day. I don’t know if I’ll ever play for CSK. I have been born and brought up in the city and would have loved to play for the Chennai team. But today, I have got the opportunity to lead an IPL team which is a big honor and I’d like to do justice to that. I think Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Mumbai have very loyal fans. That’s the beauty of franchise cricket. Chennai has always been an educated cricketing crowd and the way CSK has performed over the years has helped develop this massive fan base.”
Who doesn’t want play in his hometown for the team of his hometown? Most of the IPL cricketers have played for their home team once and we hope that Dinesh Karthik dream would come true soon. CSK has one of the biggest fan bases as DK said and that is because they won almost everytime. This year CSK team in IPL 2018 looks good, but we hope to see Dinesh Karthik play for Chennai super kings in IPL 2019.
Right now, Dinesh Karthik is the captain of KKR. He said that in the interview that “ I’m in a space where I want captaincy. I have done it at various levels but this is my first in the IPL and I’m looking forward to it.” he also talked about Abhishek Nayar who really helped him to get back on the field.
Dinesh Karthik has played for total 5 teams in IPL which are Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions and Kings XI Punjab and the KKR would be the sixth team. His records speak for itself as he made 2903 runs with an average of 24.81 and strike rate of 125.94 in total 152 matches in IPL. That is why he is a rightful captain and deserve all the credit.
We hope to see Dinesh Karthik playing alongside Dhoni and all other players in CSK. If you have any more questions, do let us know in the comments.