Dinesh Karthik was one of the plethora of wicketkeepers tried out by India in the Ganguly period of Indian

Nonetheless, having been in and out of the Indian platoon and in the limited openings he is had

Having risen through the species in age- group cricket, Karthik started to make the pickers'shortlist after a string of centuries

Karthik incontinently caught the public eye when he debuted for India in ODIs as a 19- time-old in late 2004.

He was handed a Test debut on a minefield of a track in Mumbai in late 2004 against Australia

Karthik has made comebacks into the side as a pure batsman but failed to trip over Dhoni for the wicketkeeping position

The loftiest point in his career arrived when Karthik, replaced Sehwag in the 2007 stint of England as an nature

Karthik's keeping, however, demanded a lot of work; it was a excrescence that had led to his axing from the Tamil Nadu

He made a comeback to the side in 2006 after Dhoni was rested, and latterly earned a spot as a pure batsman

Karthik has maybe missed out on playing at the loftiest position during his peak, as have several other keepers in the Dhoni period.