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Indian Premier League 2020 | Karthik steps down, Morgan is KKR captain

Hours before the IPL 2020 match against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders’ Dinesh Karthik announced that he is stepping down as captain and the World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan took over the reins.  

Dinesh Karthik has informed the KKR management that with a view to focusing on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause, he wished to hand over the reins to Eoin Morgan, according to a KKR statement on Friday.

KKR CEO Venky Mysore said Karthik’s decision had come as a surprise. The team was “fortunate that Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning (England) captain, who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward,” he said.

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“DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament,” he added.

Karthik led KKR for two-and-a-half seasons.

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