Dinesh Karthik – RCB's New Batting Coach and Mentor
Dinesh Karthik (Source: Twitter)

Dinesh Karthik – RCB's New Batting Coach and Mentor

Indian veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik is appointed as Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s new batting Coach and mentor.

The announcement was made on 1st July, former India and RCB wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as the new batting coach and mentor of Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

After IPL 2024, Dinesh Karthik announced his retirement from all formats of the game.

Dinesh, who has been an integral part of RCB in the previous two seasons, will be taking a fresh role now! Sharing his experience and expertise with the team can help them fetch the trophy in the next IPL 2025.

When Karthik returned to RCB in 2022, he quickly became a favorite for every RCB fan. He excelled as a finisher, scoring 796 runs in his final three seasons in the lucrative league and earning a spot in India's T20 World Cup team in Australia. Karthik's comeback bodes well for RCB next year, as they want to win the title.

RCB’s post on social media-

"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 the RCB Men’s team!,"

RCB’s post on X-

"You can take the man out of cricket but not cricket out of the man! Shower him with all the love, 12th Man Army!"

Dinesh Karthik has been an integral part of Indian cricket. Dinesh started playing internationally for India way back in 2004, playing over 180 matches and 169 innings, Dinesh scored 3463 runs with a highest score of 129 against Bangladesh in the 2nd Test of India Tour of Bangladesh, 2007.

Dinesh scored runs average and a strike rate of 27.70 and 69.91 respectively with 1 century, 17 half-centuries, 381 fours, and 47 sixes in account.

Along with international experience, Dinesh has made his mark in the IPL as well.

Karthik, the 2007 T20 World Cup winner, has extensive IPL experience, having appeared in 257 matches and scored 4842 runs at an average of 26.32. Karthik began his IPL career with the Delhi Capitals (previously the Daredevils), before moving on to represent the Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, and Kings XI Punjab.

This is what cricketer Dinesh Karthik had to say-

"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,"

"I believe that cricket success hinges not only on technical proficiency but also on match intelligence and composure. I am eager to coach and mentor our batting group, helping them to not only refine their method but also to develop the keen match awareness needed to excel under pressure. It’s also great that I can continue my association with RCB as the franchise continues to move from strength to strength."

RCB enjoys a massive fan base, and the franchise has tried multiple coaches and mentors, but nothing has worked for them yet. Could Dinesh be the one who can lead the team to victory and make something happen never witnessed before. 

Also read - India Wins the ICC Men’s T20I World Cup 2024

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