Dinesh Karthik Net Worth 2022: IPL Price, Salary, Cars, Endorsements, Wife, Biography

Dinesh Karthik has a net worth of $15 million in 2022 which is around INR 116 crores in Indian rupees.

Dinesh Karthik is the senior-most wicketkeeper-batsman of the Indian Cricket Team. DK (Dinesh Karthik) made his debut for the Indian team in the same year when Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his maiden International for the men in the blue team.

Dinesh Karthik was part of the Indian Team when India won the Test series in England after 21 years.

Dinesh Karthik Net Worth
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Dinesh Karthik played that series as an opener, and he was the leading run-getter in that series of the traditional format.

Dinesh Karthik was born in Tamil Nadu, Chennai, on 01st June 1985. He was the first player to take up a commentary role before retiring from all forms of the game.

He did a commentary stint during the Test series between India and England in 2021, and he also served as a cricket expert for a popular cricket website, Cricbuzz.

DK was the skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side from 2018 to 2020. Now he is playing with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) In the TATA IPL 2022 edition.

Read on to find more about Dinesh Karthik net worth, IPL salary, wife, gf, height, age, father, wiki, biography, children, story, stats, car collection, salary, house address, and other details.

Dinesh Karthik Net Worth 2022 in Rupees

Dinesh Karthik has a net worth of $15 million in 2022. His net worth in rupees is around Rs 116 crore.

His income from the IPL, BCCI, endorsements, advertisements, other domestic tournaments he plays contribute to his net worth.

Name Dinesh Karthik
Profession Cricketer
Net Worth (in Rupees)INR 116 crores
Net Worth in Dollars $15 million
Monthly IncomeINR 50 lakh+
Annual IncomeINR 7 crores +
Income SourceCricket, Endorsements, Advertisements
BCCI salaryINR 2.4 lakh per match
IPL salaryINR 5.5 crores
Brand Endorsement FeeINR 1 crore

Dinesh Karthik Salary 2022

Yuzvendra Chahal has an annual salary of INR 7 crore +. Majority of his annual income comes from his IPL contract. All professional cricketers in India get their salaries from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

Annual IncomeINR 7 crore +
Ranji SalaryINR 60,000 per day
Vijay Hazare salaryINR 25,000 per day
Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyINR 17,500 per game
IPL salaryINR 5.5 crore

According to the BCCI, Karthik makes INR 60,000 per day or INR 2.4 lakh per match, for playing in the Ranji Trophy for his team Tamil Nadu. 

Dinesh karthik with wife dipika Pallikal

For the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, the BCCI pays INR 17,500 per game for players in the playing XI. 

Dinesh Karthik IPL Salary 2022

Dinesh Karthik’s IPL salary in 2022 is INR 5.5 crore. He was purchased by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL mega auctions.

2022Royal Challengers Bangalore₹ 55,000,000
2021Kolkata Knight Riders₹ 74,000,000
2020 (Retain)Kolkata Knight Riders₹ 74,000,000
2019 (Retain)Kolkata Knight Riders₹ 74,000,000
2018Kolkata Knight Riders₹ 74,000,000
2017Gujarat Lions₹ 23,000,000
2016Gujarat Lions₹ 23,000,000
2015Royal Challengers Bangalore₹ 105,000,000
2014Delhi Daredevils₹ 125,000,000
2013Mumbai Indians₹ 41,400,000
2012 (Transfer)Mumbai Indians₹ 41,400,000
2011Kings XI Punjab₹ 41,400,000
2010Delhi Daredevils₹ 21,000,000
2009Delhi Daredevils₹ 21,000,000
2008Delhi Daredevils₹ 21,000,000
Total Earnings₹ 814,200,000

Dinesh Karthik Car Collection

Like most cricketers, Dinesh Karthik is also a car lover and owns a bunch of luxury cars. The most prominent car in his garage is a Porsche Cayman S.

Dinesh Karthik Car Collection
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The luxury car costs a whopping INR 1.2 crores. He is also said to own a Tata Hexa.

Dinesh Karthik House (Pics, Address)

Dinesh Karthik lives with his wife Dipika and two young kids Kabir and Zian. The couple owns a luxurious house in Tmil Nadu, Chennai, named “The Karthiks”.

The couple is also neighbours to South Superstar Rajinikanth!

Here’s a video tour of the Dinesh Karthik’s amazing house:

Dinesh Karthik Biography, Wiki, Family

Karthik was born in a Telegu family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He also lived in Kuwait, where his father used to work.

At the age of ten, DK started playing cricket. His education was done in Carmel school and Fahaheel Al-Watanieh in Kuwait. DK and his family returned to India when he was in the eighth standard.

Dinesh Karthik Biography
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Then DK went to study his higher secondary school of Don Bosco Matriculation in Egmore, Chennai. DK was coached by his father, who was a first division cricketer in Chennai.

Name Dinesh Karthik 
Father’s NameKrishna Kumar Karthik 
Mother’s NamePadma Karthik 
Age37 years old
SiblingsBrother – Vinesh Karthik  
Marital StatusMarried and Divorced with Nikita Vanjara. Married With Dipika Pallikal Karthik 
GirlfriendNot Known 
Date of Birth1st June 1985. 
Place of BirthChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Nationality Indian 
ReligionHindu Brahmin.  
EducationCarmel school, Fahaheel Al-Watanieh and Don Bosco Higjer Secondary School in Chennai.  
ProfessionCricketer – Right Handed Batsman and Wicket Keeper. 
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack 
Height170 cm or 5’7 in inches. 
Weight65 kg
Home TownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HobbiesPlaying Sodoku, Reading, Swimming and Travelling
Coach/Mentor Robin Singh. 
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleNA
Net Worth90 INR Crores approx. 
Year SalaryINR 75 Lakhs and more
IPL Teams       Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.  
Domestic Teams – Indian Board President XI, South Zone, Tamil Nadu, Abahani Limited, and Alberts TUTI Patriots.   
Jersey Number Test, ODI and IPL – 21. 

DK’s father trained Karthik hard at a young age and helped his reflexes to be strong. He used to throw the leather balls to DK at a very high speed. DK learned wicket keeping first and then batting from his father.

Karthik got married first to Nikita Vanjara in 2007, and in 2012, they got divorced. Then in 2013, DK got engaged to Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal. Dipika is the daughter of former Indian women’s cricketer Susan Itticheria.

In 2015 Dinesh and Dipika got married in Hindu and Christian tradition. On 18th October 2021, DK and Dipika became parents of twins boys, Kabir and Zian.

Dinesh Karthik Career

DK played his maiden first-class cricket as a wicketkeeper for Tamil Nadu versus Baroda game in late 2002.

In his second first-class match against Uttar Pradesh, Karthik scored an unbeaten 88 runs, and in all, he scored 179 runs from five games.

But later, DK had many poor outings, and he even failed to cross the 20-run mark. He was good behind the stumps, though. DK took 11 catches.

He was dropped from the final matches of that season because DK continued to make mistakes behind the stumps as the wicketkeeper.

Later, Karthik attended a wicketkeeping camp conducted by the former Indian WK batter and the chairman of selectors, Kiran More.

Karthik credits More for an improvement in his wicketkeeping techniques. He was overlooked for the zonal Duleep Trophy season.

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Karthik was in the Indian Under 19 team, and he also played three youth One Day International games against Nepal.

Dinesh was recalled to the side in the 2003/04 Ranji Trophy season, and he scored 438 runs with two centuries.

He had an average of 43.80. His maiden first-class ton came against the Railways by scoring 122 runs against them.

DK was also selected for the Under 19 World Cup in 2004 in Bangladesh. DK scored two fifties when India A side toured Bangladesh. Later he had a strong domestic cricket season under his belt.

He scored 123 and 72 runs against Uttar Pradesh and continued his amazing in the Duleep Trophy. DK scored 153 runs in one match and ended the season with 1,026 runs with five centuries and three fifties.

Dinesh Karthik even captained the Tamil Nadu team, and he scored 152 against Orissa and 117 runs against Punjab.

Tamil Nadu won the second Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament under DK’s leadership in the 2020-21 edition.

International Career

In 2004, DK made his Test debut against Australia in Mumbai. With the bat, he scored just 14 runs in that Test match. 

But behind the stumps, he was praised because he kept falling on a tricky Mumbai surface. Dinesh took two catches as a wicketkeeper. 

Karthik missed a chance to score heavily against Bangladesh on that Test tour, and still, he was retained for the Test series against Pakistan. In that high-scoring match at Mohali, DK scored just six runs while India piled up 516 runs on the board. 

At Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Karthik made a good start to his innings. But he was run out for 28 runs against Pakistan. 

In the second innings, DK and Dravid shared a 166 runs partnership, allowing India to reach 422 runs and win the match. In the next game, DK scored just 9 and 10 runs. 

He replaced MS Dhoni on the tour of South Africa, and DK got his chance to play Test matches after a year. He opened the innings with Wassim Jaffer, scored 63 in the 1st innings, and shared a century opening partnership. 

DK scored an unbeaten 38 runs in the second innings, and he was praised for his wicketkeeping and batting. His first Test century came against Bangladesh. In the first test, DK scored 56 and 22 runs. 

His innings of 129 run knock were his maiden test hundred for India. That came at Dhaka. He even scored three fifties each in three Tests, and he was also the highest run-scorer for India in the Test series in England in 2007. 

In 2008 DK had a poor Test series against Pakistan and Bangladesh. He batted down the order and scored 22 and 52 runs. 

He even kept wickets for India because MS Dhoni was injured. DK had also conceded 35 byes, which is the most in Test cricket. 

In the fifty overs format, DK made his ODI debut against England at Lord’s cricket ground in 2004. He dropped Michal Vaughan off Anil Kumble’s bowling. But later, he stumped the former England captain. 

But Karthik struggled with the bat in hand in his first match for India. In 2006, Dinesh was back in the fifty overs team when Dhoni was rested. 

DK scored 34 runs against India A, and he won the man of the match award against UAE by scoring 75 runs. 

Karthik got more opportunities in the ODI team when India went to South Africa in 2007. But he struggled in that ODI series which India lost. 

Karthik has played 94 ODI matches for the national side, and he was part of the squad when India won the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. 

His T20 career started against South Africa in 2007, and all Karthik has played 32 matches in the shortest format for India. 

Karthik won his first ODI man of the match against Sri Lanka in Cuttack. He scored 63 runs on a slowish wicket, and he came to bat when India was struggling at 35 for 3. 

In the World T20 in 2007 in South Africa, Kartik played the first few matches. But he didn’t play the semi-final and final as Rohit Sharma replaced DK in the Indian Team. 

Dinesh Karthik’s best innings in the T20 International came in 2018 in the Nidashas Trophy, a tri-series where India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh played in the shortest format. 

He smashed 22 runs from just nine deliveries and allowed India to win that final against Bangladesh. DK was also named the player of the match award for his excellent show with the bat. 

Indian Premier League (IPL) Career 

In the first season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), DK played for DD (Delhi Daredevils), which is now known as Delhi Capitals (DC). He scored 145 runs at an average of 24.16 and a strike rate of 135.51. 

DK scored an unbeaten 56 runs against Mumbai Indians (MI) and brought Delhi over the line in the group against MI. These 56 runs were the highest for Karthik in that season. 

The Indian Premier League season of 2009 was played in South Africa, and Dinesh Karthik played 15 matches for the Delhi side. 

In those 15 games, DK scored 288 runs at an average of 36, and sometimes the average would go up to 40. DK also had affected 17 dismissals behind the stumps. 

Delhi topped the league stages that year. But Karthik made just nine runs in the semi-final match of the IPL.

Kings XI Punjab, now Punjab Kings, brought Karthik as the second most expensive player in the squad. Then in the 2012 IPL season, Mumbai Indians (MI) brought DK for 2.25 million dollars. 

He played for the MI franchise for two seasons, and again Delhi franchise brought him in IPL 2014 season, and Royal Challengers Bangalore also purchased DK in IPL 2015 season. 

Karthik was also the part of Gujarat Lions squad in 2016 and 2017. DKK was named as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the IPL XI made by a popular cricket website Cricbuzz. 

Karthik replaced Gautam Gambhir as the skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders Team, and the team made the playoffs that season of the IPL 2018 edition. 

DK captained the KKR side for two years, and he was also named as the wicketkeeper-batsman in the IPL XI made by ESPN Cricinfo and Cricbuzz. 

Halfway through the IPL 2020 season, Dinesh Karthik left the captaincy and handed it to Eoin Morgan, the world cup winning skipper of the 2019 edition. 

Karthik went back to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the mega auctions of the TATA IPL 2022 season. The RCB franchise purchased DK for 5.50 crores. 

10 Interesting Facts about Dinesh Karthik

Here are some interesting facts about Dinesh Karthik:

  • Dinesh Karthik was featured in a dance reality show named Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina with Niggar Khan as his dance partner. 
  • He was the first man of the match award winner in the T20 International format for India. 
  • DK was the second most expensive player in the IPL after the 2014 season. 
  • Overall, DK has played for six teams, and he has played for the RCB franchise twice in his IPL career. 
  • Krishna Kumar Kartik, the father of DK, was also a cricket player in the first division in Chennai. 
  • Dinesh Karthik’s second wife, Dipika Pallikal, is a well-known squash player for India. 
  • In 2004, DK stumped the former England skipper Michael Vaughan and gained some popularity. 
  • Robin Singh, the Under 119 coach of DK, says that he works very hard, and Kartik is the fittest player currently. 
  • His first-class debut was against Baroda, and he batted at the number eight position. 
  • Karthik was with well-known members of the Indian team in the Under 19 tournament. Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan, RP Singh and Robbin Uthappa were also part of that squad.  

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Dinesh Karthik Brand Endorsements and Ambassador

Dinesh Karthik’s brand endorsement fees is said to be around INR 1 crore. Karthik endorses the following brands:

  • Parimatch
  • Eat.fit
  • Zebronics Trimmer
  • Vivo
  • Royal 11 Fantasy
  • Khadim India
  • Leap sports
  • Zandu Balm
  • Venus
  • Khadim India Ltd
  • Blackberrys
  • Gizmore Smartwatch

Dinesh Karthik Social Media Profiles

The cricketer has a lot of followers on social media. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the salary of Dinesh Karthik?

Dinesh Karthik has an annual income of INR 7 crore +. Most of his income comes from his IPL contract with RCB.

What is the net worth of Dinesh Karthik?

Dinesh Karthik has a net worth of $15 million or INR 116 crore in Indian rupees.

Who is the wife of Dinesh Karthik?

Dipika Pallikal, an Indian squash player, is the wife of cricketer Dinesh Karthik. The couple got married in 2015. Dipika is Karthik’s second wife and the couple has 2 kids.

What is the real age of Dinesh Karthik?

Dinesh Karthik is currently 36 years of age in 2022. He was born on 1 June 1985.

How many centuries Dinesh Karthik have?

Dinesh Karthik has only one international century.

Dinesh Karthik Net Worth: Conclusion

We hoped you liked our article about Dinesh Karthik net worth where we discussed about his IPL salary, wife, gf, children, height, age, father, wiki, biography, endorsements, car collection, salary, house address, and other details.

Dinesh Karthik is the senior player who is playing currently. India can use its experience in the events like World Cups. DK is trying hard to be with the Indian team again for the two world cups event in 2022 and 2023.

With Dhoni not with the Indian team anymore, DK can be preferred for that finisher’s role. He shows glimpses of what he can do in the current IPL for RCB.

But Karthik hasn’t been consistent in the past, so he was dropped. If DK is recalled, he should consistently finish the game for India at the lower order position where Mahi used to bat for India.

He can’t get the higher position as those are already filled with the likes of Rohit, Kohli, Shreyas, and Pant.

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