Chennai, June 1: Veteran India cricketer Dinesh Karthik turned 35 on Monday (June 1) and wishes poured in for the wicketkeeper-batsman. Karthik's India teammates took to their respective social media handles to greet the cricketer on his birthday.
Karthik's Indian Premier League franchise Kolkata Knight Riders' official Twitter handle also wished it's skipper on his birthday and tweeted, "D (calm) and K (composed) leader of the pack turns a year younger".
𝐃 (calm) and 𝐊(omposed) leader of the pack turns a year younger! 🥳🎉#HappyBirthday @DineshKarthik - Let the wishes pour in! 💜#HappyBirthdayDK #DineshKarthik #Captain #KKR #KolkataKnightRiders pic.twitter.com/CBZ0V3HZL0KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 31, 2020
Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh greeted the Tamil Nadu cricketer in a hilarious manner and tweeted, "I hope you're not blowing batteries instead of candles on your birthday Mr Energiser, happy birthday bud @Dinesh Karthik god bless hope you and Dipika are doing well in these tough times."
Thanks a lot yuvipa . Yeah the energiser in me isnt unleashed for the moment, but hopefully soon ♥️♥️♥️ https://t.co/X7fQlpOkqsDK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
India captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma also took to their respective Twitter handles and greeted. Kohli wrote, "Many happy returns of the day @DineshKarthik May this year bring you loads of happiness and success."
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
Karthik made his India debut way back in 2004 against England at Lord's in an ODI game. He has played 94 ODIs for India and has scored 1,752 runs with an average of 30.52.
Thanks a ton pujji and a super successful year for you too brotha , much appreciated https://t.co/onm2maRQndDK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
The Tamil Nadu cricketer made his Test debut against Australia in 2004. He featured in 26 Test matches and has scored 1025 runs with an average of 25.00.
Thanks a lot Ashley . Enjoyed your show buddy ♥️ https://t.co/eioFI546UODK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
Thanks a ton kuldeep . Have a super year buddy https://t.co/7hZNLQh7nLDK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
Thanks a ton wriddhi. Appreciate your wishes . Really kind . Hope family and all safe brotha https://t.co/r2eNqq5zdTDK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
Thanks a lot Navdeep . Good luck to you too buddy https://t.co/ojLyub7vTgDK (@DineshKarthik) June 1, 2020
In T20Is, Dinesh Karthik has played 32 matches and scored 399 runs with an average of 33.25. The right-handed batsman was also part of the Indian side in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.