Veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik retires from representative cricket

Veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik retires from representative cricket

Chennai, June 1: In a heartfelt message, veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik on Saturday announced his retirement from representative cricket, expressing gratitude for the overwhelming affection, support, and love he has received over the years.

“Having given it plenty of thought for some time now, I have decided to move on from playing representative cricket. I officially announce my retirement and put my playing days behind me as I square up for the new challenges that lie ahead,” the cricketer stated, taking to X.

He extended his deepest gratitude to his fans, saying, “My deepest gratitude and sincere thanks to all the fans who have made this feeling possible.”

Reflecting on his career, Karthik thanked all those who supported him throughout his journey.

“I’d like to thank all my coaches, captains, selectors, teammates, and members of the support staff who have made this long journey pleasant. Among the millions that play the sport in our country, I consider myself among the lucky few to have had the chance to represent the nation, and luckier still to have earned the goodwill of so many fans and friends.”

He also acknowledged the crucial role of his family. “My parents have been pillars of strength and support over all these years, and I wouldn’t be what I am without their blessings. I also owe plenty to Dipika, herself a professional sportsperson who often put her career on hold to walk my journey with me.”

Concluding his message, the cricketer extended a massive thank you to all the fans and followers of cricket. “Cricket and cricketers wouldn’t be the same without your support and good wishes.”

The announcement marks the end of an illustrious career, leaving behind a legacy cherished by fans and peers alike.

UNI

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