Dinesh Karthik, India’s seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman and domestic star for Tamil Nadu, turned 37 on Wednesday, June 1. Despite being out of contention for the national side for quite some time, Karthik, who made his international debut in 2004, has stayed relevant at the top level for the Indian team.
Karthik was last seen in the national jersey during the 2019 ODI World Cup semi-finals. Following that, the 37-year-old is working hard on the local circuit and in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to secure a national position. He was nicknamed DK by his Tamil Nadu teammates.
DK represented India in 94 ODIs scoring 1752 runs, in the shortest format he played 32 T20Is and gathered 399 runs at a strike rate of 143.53.
He had a great season with the bat representing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recently concluded season of IPL. He scored 330 runs at a strike rate of 183.33 with an impressive average of 55.00. He was a key player in RCB’s qualification to the playoffs.
Dinesh Karthik was recently announced as the brand ambassador of Gizmore, a smart accessory brand.
As part of the deal, Karthik would promote Gizmore’s fitness devices as well as audio accessories to inspire ‘young Indians’ to be more active.
Karthik also partnered with the NFT platform, Rario, to share the iconic moments of his career with his followers.
Karthik has appeared in several ads, which have significantly enhanced his net worth over the years. His most successful collaborations have included companies such as Zandu Balm, Venus, Khadim India Ltd., and Blackberrys.
The total net worth of the wicket-keeper batsman is estimated to be $12 Million USD, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to INR 90 Crore.
The main source of Karthik’s income is playing cricket at different levels and brand endorsements.
In the IPL 2022 mega auction, the finisher was bought by RCB for INR 5.5 crore.
The Indian cricketer owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The car brands owned by Karthik include Porsche Cayman S, Range Rovers and BMW.
He also owns a luxurious designer house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
DK collaborated with BLITZPOKER for the Blitz Premier League (BPL). The league includes BPL Bonanza, where members can win a variety of prizes, receive incredible deposit discounts, and an enticing promotion for all new sign-ups during the cricket season.