The present captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Kartik has been a
consistent performer with the bat and behind the stumps in the IPL franchise.
Kartik began his IPL journey in the very first year of the franchise when he was
bought by the Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils). Kartik played in the 2008 Indian
Premier League as the wicket-keeper for the Delhi Daredevils. After being a
part of the Delhi franchise for two consecutive years, Kartik was bought by
Kings XI Punjab in 2011. Mumbai Indian picked up Kartik in 2012 for 12.4
crores. At the start of 2013 season, Kartik scored well for the Mumbai Indians
and with his improving performance, the team ultimately won the trophy for
the 2013 season, their very first IPL win. Relying on his winning streak, Delhi
bought him back in the next season. In 2015, he was taken up by the Royal
Challengers Bangalore. In 2016, he was picked up by Gujarat lions where he
stayed for the next season as well.
On 27 th January 2018, Kartik joined his current team, and was appointed the captain on 4 th March replacing Gautam Gambhir.
An overview of his overall performance in the past seasons of IPL: