IPL 2021: Dinesh Karthik 54 flees the list of elite drummers

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Dinesh Karthik has scored 3,946 points in the IPL so far.© BCCI / IPL

Wicket keeper and Kolkata Knight Riders drummer Dinesh Karthik is just 54 points away from joining an elite club of drummers who have scored over 4,000 points in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Karthik played 203 IPL games and scored 3,946 points in the franchise-based tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, set to play his 200th IPL game on Monday, leads the standings with 6,076 points. Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan (5,577) and Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina (5,495) are second and third on the tournament’s all-time scoring list.

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Karthik made his IPL debut with the Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) and scored 145 points in the inaugural edition of the tournament.

Karthik’s best season with the bat came in 2013 where he scored 510 points for the current defending champions Mumbai Indians.

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During this season, Karthik reached two half centuries and played a key role in Mumbai’s first IPL triumph.

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The 36-year-old played for Kings XI Punjab, now Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions before moving to Kolkata Knight Riders.

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