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Dinesh Karthik Hands Over KKR’s Captaincy to Eoin Morgan

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DK steps down from KKR captaincy

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Dinesh Karthik hand over his captaincy to Eoin Morgan. Dinesh Karthik crowns as KKR skipper in 2018 and continues to lead the team in 2019 and 2020 IPL.

Dinesh Karthik Hands Over Captaincy to Eoin Morgan

Regarding this KKR official announced as” Dinesh Karthik has informed the KKR management that with a view to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause, he wishes to hand over the team’s captaincy to Eoin Morgan”.

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”

On behalf of everyone at Kolkata Knight Riders, we thank DK for all his contributions as the captain over the past two and a half years and wish Eoin the very best going forward.

KKR in IPL 2020

DK leads the KKR in the current IPL season where KKR holds the fourth position in the IPL points table. Though KKR holds a safe spot in the points table they fail to show consistent performance. KKR won 4 matches out of seven they played so far. KKR is set to face Mumbai Indians tonight(16/10/2020) in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Eoin Morgan leads England and won the 2019 Men’s cricket world cup. He also holds the England record for the fastest fifty in ODIs and during the 2019 ICC World Cup, he scored the highest number of sixes in an ODI inning, with 17 sixes against Afghanistan.