Dinesh Karthik has handed over captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning England captain, it was announced by the IPL 2020 franchise on Friday.
Karthik made the decision “with a view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause” according to a statement released by KKR.
Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said “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.
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”
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