Dinesh Karthik expresses his true passion about the New chapter

Returning to the RCB for the IPL 2025 with the aim of using his extensive IPL expertise
Dinesh Karthik expresses his true passion about the New chapter

Dinesh Karthik is appointed as batting coach and mentor by RCB, with the aim of using his extensive IPL expertise. Karthik is thrilled to be taking on a coaching role and hopes to help the squad progress. Once again donning the red and blue colours of RCB, former wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik will serve as both the team's mentor and batting coach. Notably, Karthik announced his retirement from the IPL after being instrumental in guiding RCB to the postseason in the current IPL season.

In a post on X, RCB shared the news, saying, "Welcome back to RCB in an entirely new avatar, 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗵 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝘁��𝗶𝗸, our keeper in every sense." DK will play for the RCB Men's squad as the 𝗕𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗼𝗿! It is possible to remove the man from cricket, but not the man from cricket! Love him unconditionally, 12th Man Army! the Bengaluru-based team said. Karthik, who frequently adorns the microphone when he isn't representing the Indian side in the IPL, will appear in a completely new persona. Karthik's first task will be to help the Bengaluru-based team win an IPL trophy for the first time by correctly selecting the RCB squad combination in the super auction held in the following year.

Dinesh Karthik on taking up the role of batting coach for the RCB

Regarding his new position at RCB, Karthik expressed his genuine enthusiasm for the upcoming phase of his life. Speaking on a new phase in his life, he remarked, "I'm genuinely excited about coaching at a professional level and find it to be thrilling." I'm hoping that my variety of playing experiences will help the group grow and add something special.

Karthik has participated in the Indian Premier League for five different teams: the Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Bengal. Karthik averaged 26.32 runs per match while scoring 4,842 runs in the 257 IPL games that were played.