Wicketkeeper-batsman and captain Dinesh Karthik, handed over the Kolkata Knight Riders captaincy position to his teammate Eoin Morgan on Friday. The franchise released a statement regarding it, in which it was mentioned that the Indian would look to focus more on his batting and keeping.
Under Karthik’s leadership, KKR are doing reasonably well so far with four wins out of seven matches they played and are placed fourth on the points table. However Karthik’s performance with the bat this season isn’t impressive. The presence of a worldcup winning captain like Eoin Morgan in the team likely put more pressure on Dinesh, who didn’t had any previous experience captaining a team before KKR. However, Dinesh is happy to pass on the captaincy to Eoin Morgan