IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik quits Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy

Dinesh Karthik has taken himself down as skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the franchise affirmed on Friday.

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Dinesh Karthik has taken himself down as skipper of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the franchise affirmed on Friday. The wicketkeeper-batsman has taken the choice with a view to focus on his batting and offering more to the group's motivation. England skipper Eoin Morgan has replaced him as the captain of the KKR team.

Dinesh Karthik has confronted analysis from a few quarters for his exhibition with the bat in the ongoing season. Notwithstanding the 29-ball 58 runs knock against Kings XI Punjab, the right-handed batsman has not contributed much with the bat in the competition up until this point.

Venky Mysore, CEO of the KKR franchise, praised Dinesh Karthik for putting the group's enthusiasm in front of him and furthermore expressed that the franchise was shocked by the choice. Mysore additionally communicated his pleasure over Morgan's readiness to lead the group.

Mysore also said that the franchise is lucky to have leaders, for example, DK, who has consistently put the group first. It takes a ton of mental courage for somebody like DK to make a choice, for example, this. While the franchise was astounded by DK’s choice, they are also respectful of his desires.

Eoin Morgan is the new captain for Kolkata Knight Riders

Mysore went on to convey his happiness over Eoin Morgan taking the responsibility to lead the KKR team. He said that they are additionally blessed that Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning commander, who has been the vice-captain, is eager to lead the side going ahead. DK and Eoin have worked splendidly together during this competition and in spite of the fact that Eoin takes over as chief, the franchise is expecting that this role swap will work immensely for the team going ahead in the tournament.

Dinesh Karthik was named KKR's captain in 2018 after the amazing Gautam Gambhir left the franchise. In his first season, he drove the group to the end of the season games before KKR slammed out at the group stage in 2019.

To the extent the exhibition of KKR in the ongoing season is concerned, they are presently at the fourth spot with 4 wins from the initial seven games. They will take the field again on Friday when they lock horns against defending champions Mumbai Indians.

KKR will trust that Morgan closes their long delay for the IPL title. The Kolkata-based franchise has now won the elusive title since 2014. Morgan is generally viewed as the best white-ball format skipper on the planet right now. The England captain drove his side to the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup before managing the group to its first-ever 50-over World Cup win in 2019.

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