IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik has handed over the KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan.© BCCI/IPL
Dinesh Karthik has decided to handover the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, the franchise announced on their official website on Friday. According to the website, Dinesh Karthik made the decision to focus on his batting and “contributing more to the team’s cause”. The KKR management thanked Karthik for his contributions as captain “over the past two and a half years” and wished Morgan the best going forward. Kolkata Knight Riders will be seen in action on Friday, when they take on defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
“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 Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who has been the vice captain, is willing to lead the side going forward,” Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR, was quoted as saying on the official website.
“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,” he added.
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