IPL – Karthik named Royal Challengers Bengaluru batting coach and mentor

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) have named Dinesh Karthik because the batting coach and batting mentor of their males’s staff.
Karthik, 39, was a part of the RCB squad till IPL 2024 earlier than retiring from all types of consultant cricket on the finish of the season. The wicketkeeper-batter was picked by the RCB franchise on the IPL 2022 mega public sale and stayed with them for 3 seasons. He additionally had a stint with them in 2015 for one season.
Karthik completed his IPL profession on a excessive with 326 runs in 13 innings within the 2024 season at a strike price of 187.35. General, Karthik performed 60 matches for RCB within the match and scored 937 runs at a mean of 24.65 and a strike price of 162.95. His run tally is at the moment the second-highest for an Indian participant for RCB within the IPL behind Virat Kohli. Karthik additionally took 36 catches and affected 9 stumpings throughout his RCB profession.

“Teaching at knowledgeable stage is extremely thrilling for me and is one thing I am really obsessed with as a brand new chapter in my life. Hopefully, the breadth of my experiences as a participant can contribute to the event of the group and added worth,” Karthik was quoted through a press launch.

“I imagine that cricket success hinges not solely on technical proficiency but additionally on match intelligence and composure. I’m keen to educate and mentor our batting group, serving to them to not solely refine their technique but additionally to develop the eager match consciousness wanted to excel beneath strain. It is also nice that I can proceed my affiliation with RCB because the franchise continues to maneuver from energy to energy.”

So far as his teaching expertise goes, Karthik had extra not too long ago joined the England Lions teaching employees after they toured India in January earlier this yr. He assisted the England Lions’ preparations after being included within the squad’s teaching set-up for the primary 9 days of the tour. At RCB, Karthik will work alongside head coach Andy Flower, bowling coach Adam Griffith and director of cricket Mo Bobat.

“DK is a superb addition to our teaching group,” Bobat mentioned. “He was thrilling to look at on the sector, and I am positive he might be simply as impactful as a coach. His longevity and monitor file as a participant speaks volumes about his ability and dedication. I do know he’ll convey that very same high quality and dedication to this new skilled chapter.”

Karthik is only one of seven gamers to have featured in each version of the IPL since 2008. He represented six IPL groups in all, beginning with Delhi Daredevils, earlier than shifting to Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB.

General, he performed 257 matches within the match and scored 4842 runs whereas averaging 26.31 and hanging at 135.36 with 22 fifties. As a keeper, Karthik is second on the listing (174) behind MS Dhoni (190) in total dismissals.

Karthik additionally performed 26 Assessments, 94 ODIs and 60 T20Is for India having first turned out for the nation in an ODI in opposition to England in 2004.

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