Dubai: Kolkata Knight Riders have announced that Dinesh Karthik has decided to hand over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan. Karthik has reportedly informed the KKR management that he wants to focus more on his batting and has expressed his wish of Morgan leading the side.
📰 “DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap,” says CEO and MD @VenkyMysore #IPL2020 #KKR https://t.co/6dwX45FNg5
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 16, 2020
Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said “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. 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”
“On behalf of everyone at Kolkata Knight Riders, we thank DK for all his contributions as the captain over the past two and a half years and wish Eoin the very best going forward,” the KKR statement read.