Luckily the Dinesh Karthik had wife Dipika Pallikal, who is as an international squash player, also dealing with a similar situation and he drew inspiration from her.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Dinesh Karthik says body currently in 'zombie mode', will take at least four weeks to regain match fitness
India wicket-keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik said lack of activity due to the coronavirus-forced lockdown has put the body in a "zombie mode" and it will take at least four weeks for players to achieve match-fitness.
Happy birthday Dinesh Karthik: Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Shikhar Dhawan and others wish the cricketer
A number of players and cricketing boards extended their wishes to India cricketer Dinesh Karthik on his birthday.
During an Instagram chat with Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya also said on a lighter note that one cup of coffee proved to very costly for him
Coronavirus Outbreak: We’re used to playing domestic games with minimal turnout, can have IPL without fans, says Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik has no qualms playing top-flight cricket in empty stadiums as a majority of the players "have grown up" turning out in domestic matches with few watching them.
World Cup final was most dramatic game, helped cricket grow out of normal bubble, says England skipper Eoin Morgan
England were adjudged the winners of the 50-over World Cup last year on the basis of their superior boundary count after the epic final against New Zealand, and also the ensuing Super Over, ended in a tie at the Lord's.
With everything on hold, it's time to look back, time to reflect, time to ponder, time to wonder. So Firstpost presents you with IPL Dream XI.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Dinesh Karthik takes to shadow practice, meditation during self-isolation at home
With no cricket happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik has gone into self-isolation at home and is using the free time doing shadow practice and meditation.
India vs South Africa: Before three-match ODI series, a look at memorable ODI clashes between hosts and Proteas
Ahead of the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa, here's a look at some of their memorable ODI clashes.
Ten years to Sachin Tendulkar's 200: 'Seemed like there was magnet in his bat', players recall historic day in Gwalior
Dinesh Karthik, Wayne Parnell, JP Duminy, Yusuf Pathan and umpire Shahvir Tarapore, who were all part of that match, walk down the memory lane to re-live the unforgettable day when Sachin Tendulkar scored first ever 200 in men's ODIs.
The middle-order batsman, who missed the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019, Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournaments, was included by the State Selection Committee of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association after he was declared fit, a press release here said.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Tamil Nadu includes R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik in squad for Mumbai and Railways games
Ashwin, who played the first two matches of the season, against Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, which Tamil Nadu lost, returns to the squad for the crucial game against Mumbai.
Men's Cricket in 2019: From epic World Cup final between England and New Zealand to one-sided Test action, review of the year
As the curtain comes down on 365 days of further intrigue in this storied sport, let’s take a look back at just how the caravan of men’s cricket unfolded through 2019
IPL 2020 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders spend big to fill in gaps; Sunrisers Hyderabad bank on youngsters
While the two franchises usually prefer to retain their core group of players, Kolkata had to go left-field for this auction after their perennial Indian stars underperformed consistently
IPL 2020 Auction: KKR head coach Brendon McCullum calls Pat Cummins 'best player of auction' after Australian pacer gets bought for record sum
Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum on Thursday called Pat Cummins "the best player of the auction" and said that is why the franchise did not mind paying a record Rs 15.50 crore for the Australian pacer, the most for a foreign recruit in IPL history.
IPL 2020 Auction: Kolkata Knight Riders must prioritise sense over flair to find top-order balance, build strong bowling core
On numerous occasions in the previous edition of the IPL, the misfiring Kolkata Knight Riders top-order was masked by the raw power and belligerence of Andre Russell and the composure of Dinesh Karthik
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Mumbai on the verge of lead as Baroda trail by 130 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin takes four-for
Domestic giants Mumbai are on the cusp of getting a first-innings lead in Ranji Trophy after reducing Baroda to 301/9 despite a valiant unbeaten 100 by their opener Kedar Devdhar.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Washington Sundar stars in Tamil Nadu's 8-wicket win over Jharkhand; Mumbai knocked out despite win
Washington Sundar and M Siddharth spun a web around Jharkhand as Tamil Nadu registered an eight-wicket win in their last Super League match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Dinesh Karthik's 58 powers Tamil Nadu to victory over Vidarbha; Delhi thrash Sikkim by 9 wickets
Tamil Nadu thrashed Vidarbha by 113 runs in a Group B match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament to advance to the super league stage as the group topper.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karnataka beat Uttarakhand for record 15th consecutive T20 win; Tamil Nadu thump Kerala
The win saw Karnataka not only create an Indian record for most T20 wins in a row (15 wins), but also moved to second spot in the overall world list, joint with Otago of New Zealand.