IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik hands over Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy to Eoin Morgan


Guwahati: In the end, the words of former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar came true. Before the start of the IPL, he had said that Eoin Morgan should be given the captaincy of KKR instead of Dinesh Karthik.

That is why the Knights changed their leadership before the crucial IPL match against the Mumbai Indians. Wanting to focus more on his batting, Dinesh Karthik left the lead. He handed over the reins of KKR to England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan.

In this regard, KKR CEO Venki Mysore said, “It is a great privilege to have a leader like DK, who has the team first. And so he has made such a decision. We are a little surprised by his decision. But we respect his wishes. And at the same time, it is fortunate that 2019 World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan was our team’s vice-captain. DK and Eoin were running the team together.”

From the beginning of the IPL, many wanted Eoin Morgan as the leader of Kolkata Knight Riders instead of Dinesh Karthik. Although seven matches have already been played in the IPL, KKR is not consistent. At the same time, the criticism of captain Dinesh Karthik was going on the internet. The two-time champions Kolkata star-studded team could not reach the IPL final after winning the trophy in 2014.