Kolkata Knight Riders announced earlier today that Dinesh Karthik has stepped down from the captaincy and Eoin Morgan has been announced as KKR’s new skipper.
This is a very good decision by the franchise because Morgan is a World Cup-winning captain and he has shown extraordinary leadership skills while leading England in limited-overs cricket.
As per KKR’s official websites, Dinesh Karthik informed the KKR management that he would like to hand over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan in order to stay focused on his batting.
Venky Mysore, CEO of KKR said:
“We are fortunate to have leaders such as Dinesh Karthik, 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 Morgan takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap and we expect that this transition will work in a seamless manner”
KKR fans seem to be very happy with the decision as their team’s performance in IPL 2020 has not been great and they are hoping for a big turnaround in the second half of the tournament. Dinesh Karthik has made some silly decisions for KKR as skipper and fans have welcomed his decision of handing over the responsibility to Eoin Morgan, who led England to triumph in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
This will also allow Dinesh Karthik to focus on his batting as his contributions with the bat are going to be a huge difference for KKR. KKR fans would be hoping that this decision will turn things around for them in IPL 2020.
Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter:
This was always coming ….Dk was good …but Morgan will be better … ❤️❤️
— Soumyadeb Das (@das_soumyadeb) October 16, 2020
Excellent decision by management…. surly KKR will do performance good under @Eoin16 leadership.
— TusharRanjan (@TusharOdisha) October 16, 2020
Entry of Eoin Morgan as captain :pic.twitter.com/VrKcTOXdzM
— Junu (backup) (@junu_cric18) October 16, 2020
Dinesh Kartik after giving his captaincy to Eoin Morgan: pic.twitter.com/Bnj6bQTWRC
— IMPOSToR 🎭 (@Tez_Gendbaz) October 16, 2020
I've never seen such a humble cricketer before. He has shown that team matters for him and not his ego.
You've won our hearts many a times and again you won it. ❤️
— Parvez Siddiqui (@sid_parvez) October 16, 2020
Dinesh Karthik after handing over KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan be like – pic.twitter.com/7s8ygZFoBZ
— THE | Epic Blogger | (@Kush_official_) October 16, 2020
Kkr lost just 3 matches and
Dinesh Kartik handed the captaincy to Eoin Morgan #MIvKKR
* Le RCB fans to Virat after loosing 6 straight seasons : pic.twitter.com/b9SvvCyXlc
— Anuj Manocha (@anujmanocha_) October 16, 2020
JUST IN: Dinesh Karthik hands over Kolkata Knight Riders' captaincy to Eoin Morgan pic.twitter.com/S3VTjR4wwO
— Insta – imzichu (@JibranZichu) October 16, 2020