MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik | MSD VS DK I Cricketfile

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik | MSD VS DK I Cricketfile


As for MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik comparison, many will argue that it isn’t worth it to do so since MSD is obviously better. But, comparing the data of players side by side gives us insight into how they compare across various formats as whatever major role they used to play.

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik Basic Information

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Date of Birth 7th July 1981 1st June 1985
Place Ranchi Thoothukudi
Age 39 35
Father Pan Singh Krishna Kumar
Mother Devika Devi Padmini Krishna Kumar
Nickname Mahi, MSD, Captain Cool DK, Dino
Siblings Jayanti, Narendra Vinesh
Wife Sakshi Rawat (M. 2010) Nikita Vanjara (M. 2007, D. 2012), Dipika Pallikal (M. 2013)
Children Ziva
Role Wicketkeeper-batsman Wicketkeeper-batsman
Domestic Team Bihar, Jharkhand Tamil Nadu
International Career Span 2004 – 2019 2004 – To Date
IPL Team(s) Rising Pune Supergiants, Chennai Super Kings Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik As Wicketkeepers


  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Stumpings 123 7
Catches 321 64


  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Stumpings 38 6
Catches 256 57


  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Stumpings 34 5
Catches 57 14


  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Stumpings 39 31
Catches 118 121

Dinesh Karthik has an upper hand when it comes to catches in the IPL as a wicketkeeper. It is also very much possible that he will keep up this record.

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik ODI Batting Performance

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Debut 23rd December 2004 (Against Bangladesh) 5th September 2004 (Against England)
Matches Played 350 94
Runs 10773 1752
Average 50.53 30.21
Top Score 183* 79
Centuries 10 0
Half-centuries 73 9

Mahi’s 183* knock is one of his most famous ones besides his 91-run innings that won India the 2011 World Cup. Interesting fact about both is that they were against the same team, Sri Lanka.

Comparing MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik In Test

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Debut 2nd December 2005 (Against SL) 3rd November 2004 (Against Australia)
Matches Played 90 26
Runs 4876 1025
Average 38.09 25.00
Top Score 224 129*
Centuries 33 7
Half-centuries 6 1

Though Kathik has played lesser number of matches, he has a decent high score of 129* runs.

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik IPL Performance Comparison

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Matches Played 211 203
Runs 4669 3946
Average 40.2 26.1
Top Score 84* 97*
Centuries 0 0
Half-centuries 23 19

Here, there is an interesting contest as we can see from the stats. While MSD has a comparatively more significant average than DK, Karthik is just few hundred runs behind Mahi. A possible explanation can be that while most of Dinesh’s innings aren’t that great, those which are make such an impact that his total number of runs are still enough to help him put a greater total on his IPL runs stats.

This is also evident that he has made 19 half-centuries against MSD’s 23. If he scores a 100, or had scored a hundred at 97* (target must have been chased, we know), he would have an upper hand in that regard.

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik In T20 (Batting)

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Debut 1st December 2005 (Against SA) 1st December 2005 (Against SA)
Matches Played 98 32
Runs 1617 399
Average 37.6 33.2
Top Score 56 48
Centuries 0 0
Half-centuries 2 0

Both made their debut in the same match. Though Dinesh ended up playing lesser number of matches than Dhoni, he has a decent average. What is surprising here is that MSD’s average in T20I is almost around the same as his IPL average.

MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik In First Class Cricket

  MS Dhoni Dinesh Karthik
Matches Played 131 167
Runs 7054 9620
Average 36.9 40.9
Top Score 224 213
Centuries 9 28
Half-centuries 47 43

Here the scenario is again skewed. While looking at only the high scores, one thinks that might mean they both played equally well. But DK has a higher average. Mahi has scored an equal number of half-centuries but Kathik’s greater number of 100s tells us he is a better first-class batsman.


We hope that this MS Dhoni Vs Dinesh Karthik comparison has helped you to take a look at their performance and capabilities as cricketers. Yes, MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket and Karthik too hasn’t played any international match recently and is 35. But their capabilities and achievements as cricketers have been immortalized forever.







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