KKR paid for my excess baggage – Dinesh Karthik

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik was lauded for his commentary skills in England. The star cricketer made his commentary debut during the World Test Championship final between New Zealand in India in June and continued holding the microphone till the Test series between England and India.

Besides his brilliance with the microphone, Karthik also hogged the limelight for sporting fashionable attires. Former England captain Michael Atherton stated that the Indian wicket-keeper batsman travelled to the UK with 17 suitcases. The 36-year recently revealed that his franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders paid for the excess baggage he was carrying while coming back from the UK.

“KKR was kind enough to pay for the excess baggage, so it was good (smiles, on being asked how he carried all his suitcases back from England). It was a great trip to come here and I am really enjoying being amongst the boys,” Karthik told Star Sports ahead of KKR’s game against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.

He landed in Dubai from the UK. The right-handed batsman also opened up on his equation with KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.

“We (him and Eoin Morgan) have formed a good partnership. He asks me a few things between overs, which direction we are going and I give my opinion and then he takes a call he is comfortable with. There is a nice camaraderie there as captain and vice-captain, the sync is good,” he added.