Here's Why Dinesh Karthik Hands Over Captaincy To Eoin Morgan


IPL Updates: KKR Captain Dinesh Karthik has decided to hand over the captaincy of the Kolkata Knight Riders to Eoin Morgan to focus on his batting.

“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 (for England), who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward,” Venky Mysore, CEO, Kolkata Knight Riders said in a statement.

“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 stated.

The main reason behind Karthik's hand over his captaincy to Morgan is to focus on his batting.