Dinesh Karthik appointed as RCB batting coach and mentor

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Publish Date: 13:46 Monday, July 1, 2024

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Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has been named as the new batting coach and mentor of the IPL franchise.

RCB made an official announcement on their social media. The 39-year-old had recently retired from all forms of the game after the conclusion of IPL 2024.

“Welcome our keeper in every sense, Dinesh Karthik, back into RCB in an all new avatar. DK will be the Batting coach and Mentor of RCB Men’s team!,” 

Karthik was delighted with his new role in the RCB franchise.

"Coaching at a professional level is incredibly exciting for me and is something I'm truly passionate about as a new chapter in my life. Hopefully, the breadth of my experiences as a player can contribute to the development of the group and bring added value," Karthik said on his appointment as batting coach.

"I believe that cricket success hinges not only on technical proficiency but also on match intelligence and composure. I am eager to coach and mentor our batting group, helping them to not only refine their method but also to develop the keen match awareness needed to excel under pressure. It’s also great that I can continue my association with RCB as the franchise continues to move from strength to strength."

Karthik appeared in 180 International matches in all three formats, scoring 3463 runs including one Test hundred and 17 half-centuries.

He also made 172 dismissals, mostly as a wicketkeeper. His last appearance for India was in the 2022 T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh.