Advertisement
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Dinesh Karthik Reveals Biggest Dagger In His Heart, And It's Made Of MS Dhoni And CSK

Dinesh Karthik stated he was almost sure to be snapped up by CSK as he was 'the biggest name from Tamil Nadu' at the time

Dinesh Karthik Reveals Biggest Dagger In His Heart, And It's Made Of MS Dhoni And CSK
MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik during a cricket match against Australia. | File Photo
Dinesh Karthik Reveals Biggest Dagger In His Heart, And It's Made Of MS Dhoni And CSK
outlookindia.com
2020-04-23T15:58:44+05:30

India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has revealed he thought he was going to be picked by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). (More Cricket News)

Karthik stated he was almost sure to be snapped up by CSK as he was 'the biggest name from Tamil Nadu' at the time. But the move never materialised as CSK bought Mahendra Singh Dhoni for then-record sum and didn't go for Karthik at all.

"In 2008, I was in Australia and the auction was happening. In the lead up to that, I was convinced that the biggest name from Tamil Nadu who is also playing for the country... I'm sure they (Chennai Super Kings) are going to pick me. The question is whether they are going to make me the captain or not... that was going on in my head. And the first name they picked as Dhoni, for 1.5 million and he was sitting right around the corner with me. And he didn't even tell me that they are going to pick him," Karthik told Cricbuzz.

"Probably he didn't know. But that was the biggest dagger to my heart. So I thought that they would pick me later. It's been 13 years and I am still waiting for that elusive call from CSK."

Karthik has been sort of a journeyman in the cash-rich league and has played for teams likes Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and now Kolkata Knight Riders, where he led the team to play-offs last term.

As for Dhoni, he has led CSK to three IPL titles and only Mumbai Indians have won more trophies than them. Under the stewardship of Dhoni, CSK have entered the playoffs of every edition of the IPL that they have participated in.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Ordinary People And Their Tales Of Incredible Courage

Ordinary People And Their Tales Of Incredible Courage

In ordinary people live extraordinary tales of courage that speak truth to power

Uttar Pradesh: One Week On, Mystery Shrouds Death Of 3 Dalit Girls

Uttar Pradesh: One Week On, Mystery Shrouds Death Of 3 Dalit Girls

The post-mortem report said that the three girls died 'when they got crushed after coming in front of a train that was passing through'.

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan Hammer East Bengal 3-0 In Kolkata Derby

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan Hammer East Bengal 3-0 In Kolkata Derby

Three first-half goals proved more than enough for ATK Mohun Bagan to beat East Bengal in the first Kolkata derby of ISL 2021-22.

‘Clock Can Be Reversed In J&K After Farm Laws Repeal’

‘Clock Can Be Reversed In J&K After Farm Laws Repeal’

Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.

Advertisement