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Dinesh Karthik opens up about regrets and professional challenges in his IPL career

Dinesh Karthik shares candid insights into his IPL journey, discussing regrets and navigating professional relationships, including a tense period with Kolkata Knight Riders and reflections on missed opportunities with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.

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First Published Apr 9, 2024, 3:57 PM IST

Veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik recently opened up about one of the significant regrets of his cricketing career and discussed a tense professional relationship he experienced. Karthik, currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), reflected on his time with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) during the 2019 season.

In his illustrious IPL career spanning 247 matches, Karthik has amassed 4,606 runs with an average of 26.02 and a strike rate of over 133. He highlighted his regret of not being retained by Mumbai Indians (MI) after the successful 2013 season, expressing his belief that staying with MI would have facilitated his growth as a player. Additionally, he lamented not being able to represent his home state with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Karthik acknowledged the opportunity to stay with MI but chose to explore the auction, ultimately joining KKR. Reflecting on his decision, he praised the infrastructure and leadership at MI, expressing his belief that being part of the team led by Rohit Sharma and coached by Ricky Ponting would have contributed significantly to his development as a cricketer.

Discussing his tenure as KKR captain from 2018 to 2020, Karthik admitted to having difficult conversations with spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who faced challenges during the 2019 season. While acknowledging the tough times, Karthik expressed hope that Kuldeep, now with Delhi Capitals, understands the decisions made for the team's benefit.

Karthik's candid revelations shed light on the complexities and challenges of professional cricket, emphasising the importance of tough decisions for team success.

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