Update On Aug 11, 01:15 PM IST
The careers of many wicketkeepers ended as soon as Dhoni stepped into international cricket and after getting the captaincy, there was no chance for any wicketkeeper to take Dhoni's place.
Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who is running out of Team India, admitted that his career was over after the arrival of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dinesh Karthik said that only after Mahendra Singh Dhoni came, he had come to know that the avenues for him to return to Team India have now been closed.
All the doors closed in the team Dinesh Karthik has had this conversation with former cricketer and commentator Akash Chopra on a YouTube channel. Dinesh Karthik said, 'After the arrival of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian cricket team, all the doors of Team India were closed for me. Let us tell you that Karthik has been going out inside Team India. He could never make a permanent place in Team India.
Karthik could not capitalize on the opportunities Dinesh Karthik had started his cricket career before Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to the team, and he got a chance to make a place in Team India many times, but he could not capitalize on these opportunities. When Mahendra Singh Dhoni became a part of Team India, he had cemented his place on the basis of his excellent performance.
Opening batsman's remaining option Dinesh Karthik told that he knew that the wicketkeeper-batsman's place in Team India has now been closed for the next 10 to 12 years. Karthik told that after many years, Team India had got a great wicketkeeperKarthik said, 'I constantly asked myself what would happen next to me. I had a chance to become a great batsman. At that time in Team India, two places were vacant in the form of middle order and opening batsman.Some people including Dhoni said to me, 'You are so talented as a batsman. You can open.' This gave me a lot of confidence.
The careers of many wicketkeepers ended because of Dhoni. In India, where cricketers have to spend their lives to reach the top level, Dhoni's talent was different. His journey to the Indian team was completed in just 5-6 years.Dhoni made his international debut on 23 December 2004 through an ODI match against Bangladesh. The careers of many wicketkeepers ended as soon as Dhoni stepped into international cricket and after getting the captaincy, there was no chance for any wicketkeeper to take Dhoni's place.