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Dinesh Karthik hands over KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan in IPL
IPL 2020
(From L to R) Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan. Image Credit: KKR

Dinesh Karthik hands over KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan in IPL

| @indiablooms | 16 Oct 2020, 02:24 pm

Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has handed over the captaincy of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to his deputy and England's World Cup-winning skipper Eoin Morgan in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).

KKR CEO Venky Mysore said in a statement, "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."

He added, "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”

Karthik, a wicketkeeper-batsman, was bought and appointed as the skipper by KKR in 2018. 

In the ongoing edition of IPL, KKR under Karthik's leadership have so far won four out of seven matches they have played, securing the fourth position in the points table. 

Morgan's KKR will lock horns with Mumbai Indians (MI) on Friday. 

The Kolkata team had earlier lost to MI in IPL 2020. 

 

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