Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain and wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik was battling a knee injury during the IPL playoffs. (KKR Instagram)
Dinesh Karthik was battling a knee injury during the IPL-2021 playoffs and due to this he had to take pain-relieving injections. Due to injury, the right-handed batsman will not be able to be a part of the upcoming season of the Syed Mushtaq T20 Trophy, starting November 4.
New Delhi. Veteran wicket-keeper batsman and former captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders team Dinesh Karthik played in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) after taking an injection in the playoffs. Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary S Ramaswamy has made this disclosure. It is believed that Karthik was suffering from a knee injury and due to this he had to take painkiller injections. Due to injury, the right-handed batsman will miss the upcoming season of the Syed Mushtaq T20 Trophy, which begins on November 4.
Karthik was set to lead Tamil Nadu in this domestic tournament but due to his unavailability, Vijay Shankar has now been made the captain of the team. Tamil Nadu will face Maharashtra in the opening match of this T20 tournament. The final of the league is to be played on 24 November.