Dinesh Karthik has determined at hand over the captaincy of the Kolkata Knight Riders to Eoin Morgan to concentrate on his batting.
“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 (for England), who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward,” Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders stated in an announcement.
“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,” Mysore acknowledged.
The Knight Riders, after seven matches performed, are positioned fourth within the factors desk. They have 4 wins and three losses, together with an 82-run drubbing towards Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this week.
Karthik has managed a single half-century – his innings of 58 contributing to a two-run win over Kings XI Punjab – from the seven matches he has performed, and aggregates 108 runs. Morgan, then again, would not have a half-century to his title however has been extra productive with the bat, scoring 175 at a mean of 35; he’s behind in his group solely to Shubman Gill.
Karthik has served because the captain of the Knight Riders ever since Gautam Gambhir stepped down in IPL 2018.