Indian Premier League: Delhi Daredevils' expectations from me completely justified, says Dinesh Karthik

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik failed to make most of the opportunity he was given in the Asia Cup which preceded the World Twenty 20. Called in as replacement for India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the wicketkeeper-batsman missed some crucial stumpings and could not come up with a noticeable performance with the bat.

updated: April 09, 2014 18:21 IST
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New Delhi: Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches. (Read: Karthik vows to fire for Delhi Daredevils)

"Of course, there will be pressure. When a corporate invests in you, they have high expectations. But money is not the only issue here. As a professional, you are expected to give your best for the team irrespective of you getting more money or less," Karthik told PTI in an interview. (Read: Pietersen to lead Delhi Daredevils in 2014 IPL season)

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