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IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik Cedes Kolkata Knight Riders Captaincy to Eoin Morgan | Cricket news


MUMBAI: Finally, Dinesh Karthik has done what many Kolkata Knight Riders fans wanted him to do for a while. After seven games, exactly halfway through the competition, Dinesh Kartik has handed over the captaincy of the Knight Riders to England’s limited overs captain, Eoin Morgan.
“# IPL2020 Dinesh Karthik informs KKR management that in order to focus on his hitting and further contribute to the team’s cause, he wishes to hand over the team captaincy to Eoin Morgan: #KolkataKnightRiders (KKR),” KKR tweeted Friday. the afternoon. , while posting a statement on your website.

The development was not unexpected, but surprisingly it has come a few hours before KKR’s next game, against the Mumbai Indians on Friday night. With four wins and three losses, KKR plays fourth at the table. Looking overwhelmed by the burden of the captaincy, Karthik has looked faded with the bat, scoring just 108 runs in seven [email protected] so far in just half a century. In a game against the Delhi Capitals, Morgan broke 44 of 18 balls, but KKR came up short, leading many fans and experts to question Karthik’s decision to send him to No. 6, and not before.
England won the ODI World Cup under Morgan’s captaincy last year. The aggressive southpaw has scored 175 runs in seven [email protected]
KKR CEO Venky Mysore said on the KKR website: “We are fortunate to have leaders like DK who have always put the team first. It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to make a decision like this. surprised by his decision, we respect his wishes. We are also fortunate that Morgan, the winning captain of the 2019 World Cup, who has been vice-captain, is willing to lead the team in the future. DK and Eoin have worked as Brilliantly together during this tournament and even though Eoin takes over as captain, this is indeed a role exchange and we hope this transition will go smoothly.

“On behalf of everyone at KKR, we thank DK for all of his contributions as captain over the past two and a half years and wish Eoin the best in the future.”

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