Internet salutes Dinesh Karthik after his retirement on 39th birthday | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former India keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket on Saturday after two decades of playing for the country.
Karthik chose his 39th birthday to make his decision official.
“Having given plenty of thought for sometime now, I have decided to move on from playing competitive cricket. I officially announce my retirement and put my playing days behind me as I square up for the new challenges that lie ahead,” Karthik wrote on ‘X’.
The keeper-batter who represented the country in 180 games across three formats in which he scored 3463 runs with a lone Test hundred and 17 half-centuries, Karthik also had 172 dismissals to his credit, most of them behind the stumps with a few in the outfield.
Soon after his announcement, social media was flooded with messages congratulating him for a stellar career.


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