Dinesh Karthik probably played the innings of his life in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 final against Bangladesh. The equation was 5 runs off 1 ball and India found their own Javed Miandad in Karthik, who sealed the match with a six off the last ball.
The world watched his heroic innings, but his wife Dipika didn't. The wicket-keeper batsman revealed that she isn't much of a cricket fan.
"My wife never saw my match. She gets nervous. Her sisters watched it. Cricket is not her favorite sport. She watches squash when it comes on TV. Cricket does not interest her much," Karthik said.
Karthik says his wife, who is a squash star, Dipika Pallikal Karthik comes to watch only odd IPL matches. "She comes for the odd IPL match. But she does not enjoy cricket so we don't have many conversations around it," he added.
Deepika will be next seen playing in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia with her partner Saurav Ghosal in mixed doubles. Karthik shared best wishes for his better half.
"It's a very important stage of her career as well. She's going for the Commonwealth Games. She won gold in doubles last time so it's a very important time for her as well given that she's worked extremely hard for the Games in the last one year," he said.
The 33-year-old is set to lead Kolkata Knight Riders in the upcoming IPL. Karthik was appointed as skipper after Gautam Gambhir parted ways with the team.