Dinesh Karthik comes back to RCB for IPL 2025, says ‘truly passionate about new chapter’

Former wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will once again be seen in the red and blue of RCB as he takes on the role of the team’s mentor and batting coach. Notably, Karthik had retired from the IPL after playing a crucial role in helping RCB reach the playoffs in this year’s IPL.

Informing about the news in a post on X, RCB wrote, “Welcome our keeper in every sense, 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗸, back into RCB in an all new avatar. DK will be the 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿 of RCB Men’s team! 🤩🫡”

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“You can take the man out of cricket but not cricket out of the man! 🙌 Shower him with all the love, 12th Man Army!” the Bengaluru based franchise added.

Karthik, who has often graced the microphone when he’s not playing for the Indian team or the IPL, will be seen in a completely different avatar. Karthik’s first challenge will be to get RCB’s squad right for next year’s mega auction and help the Bengaluru-based franchise lift the IPL trophy for the first time.

Dinesh Karthik on being appointed RCB’s batting coach: 

Speaking about his new role at RCB, Karthik stated that he is truly passionate about this next chapter in his life. He said, “Coaching at a professional level is incredibly exciting for me and is something I’m truly passionate about as a new chapter in my life. Hopefully, the breadth of my experiences as a player can contribute to the development of the group and bring added value,”

Karthik has played for five franchise in his IPL career including Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and RCB. During the 257 matches played in IPL, Karthik scored 4,842 runs at an average of 26.32. 

 

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Published: 01 Jul 2024, 02:37 PM IST

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