Veteran Dinesh Karthik decided to relinquish the captaincy of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the midst of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He relinquished the captaincy on Friday which has been handed over to England world champion Eoin Morgan. Meanwhile, former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir made a tweet whose gesture seems to be questioning the team management.
The captains of the two-time champions Team Kolkata franchise have changed in the season between IPL-13. Amid questions raised over the captaincy after the team’s poor performance, Dinesh Karthik has handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan, captain of England’s Limited Overs and key member of KKR. Morgan will captain KKR for the first time.
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Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir, a former KKR captain and former India team opener, tweeted a tweet. He wrote, ‘It takes years to build a legacy but it takes a minute to spoil it.’
Gambhir raised questions on management?
After this tweet, people are thinking that they have raised questions on the team management of KKR. The co-owner of the KKR team is Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan who appeared in the stadium in the last few KKR matches. Talking about Karthik, he has scored 108 runs in 7 matches so far this season, including a half-century. In his IPL career, he has scored a total of 3762 runs in 189 matches with 19 half-centuries.
‘Respect for Karthik’s decision’
Team CEO Venky Mysore said, ‘We are lucky that we got a leader like DK (Dinesh Karthik) who always put the team first. It is very difficult for anyone to take such a decision. We ourselves are surprised by his decision, but respect his wishes. ‘
4 matches won in season so far
Talking about KKR’s performance in the season, he has won 4 out of 7 matches and the team is fourth in the points table with 8 points, one notch below RCB (10 points). He is scheduled to face Mumbai Indians on Friday.