Mumbai : Before the crucial match against Mumbai Indians, big news has come out from the Kolkata Knight Riders camp. Team captain Dinesh Karthik has given up the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders before the match. In his place, now England captain and veteran batsman Eoin Morgan will take charge of the team.
📰 "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 IPL 2020. The team has so far won 4 out of 7 matches. However, Dinesh Karthik could not inspire the team with his performance as a batsman and many of his decisions as captain were also criticized a lot. Today, Kolkata have to face Mumbai Indians in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
Karthik said, I want to focus on batting
In this regard, Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and MD Venky has said that Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan have worked together during this tournament, so even though Eoin will now take over the captaincy, it is just a matter of changing the responsibility.
According to the statement, Dinesh Karthik told KKR management that he wanted to hand over the reins of the team to Eoin Morgan to focus on his batting. Venky said, we are lucky that we got a captain like Dinesh Karthik, who always put the team first. It takes courage to make such a decision. Although we were surprised by his decision, but we respect him.