IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik handed over the captain of KKR to Eoin Morgan on Friday.© Instagram
England captain Eoin Morgan was handed the reins of Kolkata Knight Riders by Dinesh Karthik ahead of their match against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. At the roll, Eoin Morgan described Dinesh Karthik’s move as “incredibly selfless,” while praising the franchise for creating an environment for individuals to express themselves. DK said yesterday that he would like to step back and focus on his at bat because he thinks this is the best option for the team. It’s incredibly selfless and it shows a lot of courage on his part to do so. that puts the team in first place.that he’s skipper, ‘Morgan said during the pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The England captain also said that a world-class team should have some leaders in the dressing room and KKR has them in abundance.
“I’ve stayed myself, on all the right sides of the world, you have to have some leaders in the locker room. I think we have them in abundance,” added Morgan.
Morgan, who was the vice-captain for the KKR side, said he will continue to work with the players within the group.
“I am delighted to continue the leadership role within the squad, captain of course and not vice captain now, but hopefully I will continue to work with our players.”
KKR is currently in fourth place on the points table with four wins from seven games.
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