Sports Desk – Dinesh Karthik has decided to give up the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He has told the team management about his decision. Karthik has expressed his desire to hand over the captaincy to England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan.
Karthik has informed the KKR management that he will focus on batting.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore said on the KKR website, “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 take a decision such as this. While we were surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes. We are also fortunate that Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward.”
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.
📰 "DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap," says CEO and MD @VenkyMysore #IPL2020 #KKR https://t.co/6dwX45FNg5— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 16, 2020
Kolkata team is ranked fourth in the points table in the current IPL. He has won 4 out of 7 matches so far. On Friday, KKR will face Mumbai Indians in their 8th match.
Talking about Dinesh Karthik’s performance, he has so far batted an average of 15.42 in 7 matches and scored 108 runs with a half-century. There was no consistency in his batting. At the same time, his decisions as captain also raised a finger.