Has wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik retired from international cricket?

Dinesh Karthik played his last match for team India in 2019 against New Zealand in WC semis.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 4 July 2021 7:15 pm

Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has been the talk of the town since making his debut as a commentator during WTC final between India and New Zealand. From fans to cricket experts, the 36-year-old was praised by everyone for showing exemplary skills on air. He was also seen doing commentary for Sky Sports during the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and England. However, there was something surprising that happened which caught the attention of netizens.

Dinesh Karthik (2004 - 2019)

As the cameras were put on DK ahead of the 3rd ODI in Bristol, it was the profile of the cricketer which looked slightly different. It showed Dinesh Karthik (2004-2019), hinting towards the fact that the 36-year-old has retired from international cricket.

While the wicketkeeper batsman did play his last match in 2019 (against New Zealand in WC semis), he has often said that he hopes for an international comeback and has no plans of retirement anytime soon. The Twitter user also hinted out the possibility of Sky Sports knowing about something that the cricketer has not yet revealed in public.

Amid all the speculation, it must be considered that broadcasters usually display the years of first and last matches played by the commentator during their career and since it is very rare that non-retired players do commentary, it resulted in all the fuss around the same.

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