Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan and former India opener Aakash Chopra expressed their concerns after Dinesh Karthik’s decision to step down as Kolkata Knight Riders captain hours before KKR’s match in IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. Karthik handed over the reins to England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, who will now lead KKR in the remainder of Indian Premier League.
Karthik has been under pressure despite KKR being on top four of the IPL points table. Karthik’s decisions, especially regarding KKR’s batting order have time and again drawn criticism from the experts. Former India opener and now a renowned broadcaster Aakash Chopra, however believes the timing to swap captaincy wasn’t right.
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.