Newly-appointed Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan revealed how Dinesh Karthik came up to him and the KKR management to inform them about his wish to step aside from the leadership role on the eve of their IPL 2020 match against defending champions Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
Morgan said Karthik came to him and the KKR coaches on Thursday night and informed them that he would like to concentrate more on his batting.
“It all happened yesterday (the captaincy change), DK came to myself and head coaches. He informed that would like to step back and focus on his batting as he feels that is the best option for the team. That is extremely selfless, and takes a lot of courage,” Morgan said after winning the toss and opting to bat first against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Morgan, England’s World Cup-winning skipper, was one of the top buys at the IPL auction and has aggregated 175 runs from seven games.