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Dinesh Karthik Hints At Retirement, Takes Dig At Shahid Afridi
By CricShots - Apr 11, 2024 5:02 pm
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Dinesh Karthik, the seasoned Indian cricketer affiliated with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the IPL (Indian Premier League), has dropped hints about retiring from professional cricket. As his contract with RCB concludes post-IPL 2024, with the mega auction slated for 2025, Karthik pondered over his future in the game.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik

In a recent interview, Dinesh Karthik candidly addressed his contemplation, subtly referencing former Pakistan cricket star Shahid Afridi’s multiple retirements and comebacks. Reflecting on his recent performances, Karthik expressed surprise at feeling good in some IPL 2024 matches, contrasting it with his dismal performance at the DY Patil Tournament.

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“It is coming to an end. It has come to an end. I did bat well in a couple of games. I felt good, which was very surprising. It is not easy mixing, broadcasting, and playing. I played the DY Patil Tournament and felt abysmal in it,” Dinesh Karthik shared on the SKY Sports Cricket Podcast with Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton.

 

Furthermore, Dinesh Karthik emphasized the finality of retirement, likening it to Afridi’s unique case. He also opened up about certain regrets he harbours from his cricketing journey, particularly lamenting missed opportunities.

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“Unless you are Shahid Afridi (on retirement), but in most cases, once it’s done, it’s done. How I look at it is, once you finish, do I regret anything or am I missing anything? I have a couple of regrets. One missed the opportunity to be retained by the Mumbai Indians. I think I missed the opportunity; they were keen on me not playing for the Super Kings because I am from Chennai. They have always bid for me but could never get me. I wish I could turn the clock back and change things,” Dinesh Karthik reflected.