Dinesh Karthik has finally arrived at the decision of handing over the captaincy for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, the franchise announced on their official website on Friday. According to the website, Dinesh Karthik has arrived at the decision to focus on his batting and “contributing more to the team’s cause”.
The KKR management thanked Karthik for his contributions as the skipper, “over the past two and a half years” and wished Morgan the best going forward. KKR will be locking horns with the defending champions, Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Talking about the same of KKR’s official website, KKR CEO, Venky Mysore said, “We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first. It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to make a decision such as this. While we were surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes. We are also fortunate that Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward.”
He further added, “DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap and we expect that this transition will work in a seamless manner.”
Eoin Morgan will be leading an IPL franchise for the same time and it doesn’t get harder than the task at hand with KKR facing an inform Mumbai Indians team later today.
KKR has seen a lot of ups and downs this season, and Morgan will be tasked with bringing more consistency to the team’s performance. KKR is currently fourth in the IPL 2020 Points Table with four wins and three losses to their name. However, they have lost two of their last four matches with the inconsistencies within the team coming to the fore.