IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik transfers Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to Eoin Morgan
First Published 16, Oct 2020, 2:39 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik gives up captaincy to focus on his batting. KKR will be captained by Eoin Morgan from now on.
Half-way through the IPL season, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik has handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan to focus more on his batting.
The news came as a surprise in the middle of the tournament.
Under Karthik captaincy, Kolkata Knight Riders were performing quite well in the tournament till now and are currently at the fourth position in the points table.
Karthik, who was appointed captain of KKR ahead of the 2018 season of the IPL, replaced Gautam Gambhir (who joined the Delhi Capitals then), is suddenly seen transferring his captaincy to Eoin Morgan who captains England in the limited over format.
With half matches of the tournament still left for the franchisee, it is Eoin Morgan who will undertake the captaincy. The mega announcement came in the afternoon ahead of KKR’s clash with MI on Friday evening where Eoin Morgan will be seen in the toss session.