Abu Dhabi: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Friday stepped down as captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders workforce, handing over the reins to his English deputy Eoin Morgan hours earlier than the IPL match towards Mumbai Indians right here.
Karthik instructed the KKR administration that he desires to “give attention to his batting and contributing extra to the workforce’s trigger.
“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,” workforce CEO Venky Mysore mentioned within the assertion.
“While we were surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes.”
Halfway into the continuing season, KKR discover themselves at fourth place within the factors desk with 4 wins and three losses.
“…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 mentioned.
“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 veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman’s captaincy had come beneath intense criticism as a result of workforce’s erratic marketing campaign to this point.