IPL 2020: Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Friday handed over the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders to England World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan.
The KKR franchise released a statement regarding this, stating that Dinesh Karthik wanted to focus more on his batting.
KKR CEO Venky Mysore said in a statement, “We were fortunate to have leaders like Dinesh Karthik who always kept the team top.
It takes a lot of courage for a person like him to make such a decision. “While we are surprised by his decision, we also respect his will.”
Mysore said, “Karthik and Eoin did a great job together during this tournament.
Even though Eoin is taking over the captaincy, it is a one-way exchange of roles and we hope that this change will work smoothly. ”
“On behalf of everyone associated with Kolkata Knight Riders, we thank Dinesh Karthik for his contribution as captain over the last two and a half years and wish Ion all the best,” he said.
📰 “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
Significantly, the Kolkata Knight Riders’ team will face defending champion Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi today.
Due to this, the puzzle team had to face defeat by RCB by 82 runs in their last match. In the current tournament, KKR is fourth in the points table after winning 4 out of 7 matches with 8 points.