Plenty came, plenty vanished. But one name has continued to revolve around the Indian cricket fraternity for years – Dinesh Karthik.
A chirpy character who’s always busy at the crease, Karthik has entertained cricket fans with his fiery knocks that have often helped India cross the finishing line in the past. One of his most memorable performances came in the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final when he smashed a quickfire 29* off 8 balls to win the tournament for India.
As the wicketkeeper-batsman turned 35 on June 1, fans, teammates and friends sent in their wishes for the man fondly known as ‘DK’.
From the captain’s corner
Many happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik 🎂 May this year bring you loads of happiness and success.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 1, 2020
Yuvi’s ‘hatke’ wish
I hope you’re not blowing batteries instead of candles on your birthday Mr. Energiser 🤨😂 happy birthday bud @DineshKarthik 🎂 god bless! Hope you & Dipika are doing well in these tough times ❤️
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 1, 2020
From his current IPL team
𝐃 (calm) and 𝐊(omposed) leader of the pack turns a year younger! 🥳🎉#HappyBirthday @DineshKarthik – Let the wishes pour in! 💜#HappyBirthdayDK #DineshKarthik #Captain #KKR #KolkataKnightRiders pic.twitter.com/CBZ0V3HZL0
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 31, 2020
Revisiting THAT epic knock!
Happy birthday @DineshKarthik. That 19th over assault on Rubel Hossain and that last ball six over cover off Soumya Sarkar in the Nidahas trophy final was just epic.
Since 2004, DK has played over 150 games for India! pic.twitter.com/f37K9Qz44r
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) June 1, 2020
From a Tamil Nadu teammate
Many more happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik , have a great day and beyond.
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 1, 2020
Blessings from a coach
Happy birthday @DineshKarthik.. Have a great day and wish you health and happiness..
— WV Raman (@wvraman) June 1, 2020