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IPL 2020: Eoin Morgan Takes Over From Dinesh Karthik As KKR’s Captain

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Dubai: Dinesh Karthik has decided to hand over the captaincy of the Kolkata Knight Riders to Eoin Morgan to focus on his batting.

“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 (for England), who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward,” Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders said in a statement.

“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,” Mysore stated.

Karthik has faced criticism from several quarters for his performance with the bat in the ongoing season. Barring the 29-ball 58 runs knock against Kings XI Punjab, the right-handed batsman has not contributed much with the bat in the tournament so far.

Karthik was appointed KKR’s captain in 2018 after the legendary Gautam Gambhir left the franchise. In his maiden season, he led the team to the playoffs before KKR crashed out at the group stage in 2019.

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