IPL 2020: Morgan Takes Over KKR Captaincy From Karthik
Dinesh Karthik has stepped down as the Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) captain after seven games of the IPL 2020 season. The world cup winning captain Eoin Morgan has now been handed over the captaincy of the franchise.
It has been reported that Karthik has taken this decision to focus on his batting.
"We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK who has always put the team first, "Knight Riders CEO Venky Mysore said. "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," Venky Mysore added.