Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who so far has appeared in 152 matches for the Indian team, turned 35 on Monday (June 1).
Karthik, who has been one of the match winners for India, is adored for his breath-taking 8-ball 29-run innings against Bangladesh in the final of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. The Men in Blue were in a precarious state towards the conclusion of the match, needing 34 runs off the final two overs, and Karthik’s valiant knock saved India the blushes.
Team India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma led the chart of the well-wishers of the birthday boy.
“Many happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik. May this year bring you loads of happiness and success,” tweeted Kohli.
Many happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik 🎂 May this year bring you loads of happiness and success.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 1, 2020
Meanwhile, Rohit posted a photo with Karthik from the Indian Premier League (IPL) where the latter leads Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and captioned it as, “Happy birthday DK baba. Thanks for the last-ball six.”
Here’s how other members of the cricket fraternity wished Dinesh Karthik on social media:
I hope you’re not blowing batteries instead of candles on your birthday Mr. Energiser 🤨😂 happy birthday bud @DineshKarthik 🎂 god bless! Hope you & Dipika are doing well in these tough times ❤️
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 1, 2020
Happy birthday @DineshKarthik Bless you.. have a good one ✅
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 1, 2020
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 1, 2020
Since our Under 19 days, @DineshKarthik 's birthday was always easy to remember. 1June! Many wonderful memories on and off the field. Enjoy the day 😊 my friend. #HappyBirthdayDK pic.twitter.com/ZG4k00WhNV
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) June 1, 2020
Many more happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik , have a great day and beyond.
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 1, 2020
Happiest birthday to you @DineshKarthik! Wish you a year full happiness and lots of good cricket 🤗
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 1, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 1, 2020
Happy Birthday @DineshKarthik
Best wishes and god bless.🎂😊
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) June 1, 2020
Happy Birthday Dino. Hope you have a great one with the fam. Cheers and god bless. 🥳 @DineshKarthik
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) June 1, 2020
Many happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik 🤗 Wishing you happiness and health 💪🏻
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) June 1, 2020
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) June 1, 2020