KKR new captain for IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik has handed over the Kolkata Knight Riders' captaincy to Eoin Morgan.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata Knight Riders' CEO and MD, Venky Mysore, said in a statement that "Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap."
Dinesh Karthik informed the KKR management that in an order to focus on his batting and contributing more to the team’s cause, he wished to hand over the team's captaincy to Eoin Morgan.
Venky Mysore said “we are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first. It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to make 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, who has been the vice-captain, is willing to lead the side going forward," he added.
"We expect that this transition will work in a seamless manner,” Mysore said.