IPL 2021
IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan Applauds Karthik For His Continuous Support
By CricShots - Apr 11, 2021 7:44 pm
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Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan heavily applauded Dinesh Karthik for his continuous support on and off the field. He said that DK is a very important part of the team ahead of their opening clash of Vivo IPL 2021 against SRH. KKR is set to play their first game of the league at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Morgan Karthik
Morgan praises Karthik

Dinesh Karthik gave up captaincy of KKR midway in the last edition of the IPL. Since then Eoin Morgan has been leading the strong pack of men with DK always remaining a vital cog of the team. Both players always shared a good rapport with as can be witnessed in the smooth transition of leadership which happened last year.

Morgan praised Dinesh’s behind-the-wicket antics and acknowledged the good form DK is carrying with the bat.

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“DK offers a lot with the bat and behind the stumps. He has been in fine form, and he is always one of those players who if you watch him train and particularly bat, he times the ball beautifully and hits the ball further than most of the guys. He offers a huge amount of support to me on the pitch and off the field as well. Very grateful that he is in good form and in our team,” the KKR skipper said to KKR’s official website.


Shakib Al Hassan
Shakib Al Hassan

Eoin Morgan also talked about Shakib’s addition in the side and believed that his addition will heap great rewards for the team.

“Given that we have a bit more travel this year and we go from venue to venue, it’s important to have strength and depth in the squad. Shakib Al Hasan gives us a different dynamic in the team. Given that we play at different venues where the conditions change quite a lot, you have a spin-bowling all-rounder who had success in international cricket and IPL at different stages. If called upon, he can definitely deliver.” Morgan said.

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In the player’s auction held earlier this year, Shakib was reinducted into the KKR side for Rs.3.2 crores. KKR side looks a formidable outfit in this year’s edition of IPL with like of Narine, Russell, and Karthik featuring in the side.