Deepika Pallikal Sends a Special Message to Her Husband Dinesh Karthik; Virat Kohli Also Showers Praise on Him - Latest Global News

Deepika Pallikal Sends a Special Message to Her Husband Dinesh Karthik; Virat Kohli Also Showers Praise on Him

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) ended their journey in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 by losing the Eliminator Match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday (May 22). This match also marked RCB’s wicket-keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik‘s path in the league when he announced his retirement.

In a touching gesture, RCB players put up a guard of honour for Karthik after his exit from the tournament. In addition, the franchise released a heartwarming video on its social media platform in which RCB players expressed their respect for Karthik and also included a special message from Karthik’s wife. Deepika Pallikal.

Deepika Pallikal gets emotional

Deepika, Karthik’s wife, shared key highlights from the cricketer’s career and spoke about the challenge of leaving the sport. She got emotional as she shared these moments on screen.

Deepika was visibly moved as she reflected on her bond with Karthik. She recalled their first meeting in 2013 and stressed that despite their short time together, they were committed to a lifelong partnership.

“I guess when things are meant to be, they happen, and when we met in 2013, I think we knew very quickly that we wanted to spend our lives together, and I guess it clicked,” Said Deepika.

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Virat Kohli shares his bond with Dinesh Karthik

The video also showed Virat Kohli He remembers his first meeting with Karthik in 2009.

“The first time I met DK, if I am not mistaken, we were playing in South Africa in the 2009 Champions Trophy. It was the first time I sat in the dressing room with Dinesh and I found him very amusing. I would say he was a hyperactive, confused person who was running around most of the time and never stopped. That was my first impression of Dinesh.” Said Kohli.

Kohli also praised Karthik for his integrity and bravery and recalled a significant incident from 2022 when he was struggling in the IPL. Karthik took the initiative and had a candid conversation with him, offering valuable insights into potential problems.

“Off the field, I had some really nice and interesting conversations with him. He is a wise man, has great knowledge about many things, not just cricket. I really enjoyed my conversations with him. Even at this stage in 2022, when I didn’t have a great IPL season and I was really struggling to gain confidence, he sat me down a few times and explained to me very honestly how he sees things and maybe I’m not able to see them myself,” Kohli closed.

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