The big news that raised the ears of all Kolkata Knight Riders fan on Friday was shifting the captainship of the team from Dinesh Karthik to Eoin Morgan. The news was confirmed when Eoin came for the toss with Mumbai Indian Captain Hit-man Rohit.
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Representing the Indian state of Kolkata, Kolkata Knight Riders is the team that is owned by famous Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan. Actor Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, and her spouse Jay Mehta are the joint partners who own the team. Famous Eden Garden stadium in the city of Kolkata is considered to be the home of the team.
- Kolkata Knight Riders have won two of IPL seasons In the year 2012 and 2014, respectively. The team defeated Chennai super Kings in 2012.
- The final that KKR won in 2014 was more famous because it was the final between two celebrities [owners] who have once shared the screen in one of the iconic movie of Indian cinema.
- Eoin Morgan is a cricketer who is an Irish in nationality and captains the England cricket team in limited over cricket.
- England team won the T 20 world-cup in the guidance of Eoin Morgan against New Zealand.
- He is also considered to be one among the all-time run-scorer players of England’s cricket team.
- A debutant of 2004 in the Indian Cricket Team, Dinesh Karthik is a batsman and wicket-keeper who performs his skills in the game.
- The player took the charge of the captaincy in the Kolkata knight riders team in the Indian Premier League from the year 2018 after Gautam Gambhir.
- He was the one who helped India win their Test tour of England, being the top scorer of the match.
About the Captaincy
- Dinesh Karthik is the official captain for the team of Kolkata Knight Riders playing in 20-20 cricket from IPL from 2018.
- Dinesh gave his captaincy to England’s Cricket team captain Eoin Morgan for the match against Mumbai Indians on Friday.
- During the toss, Morgan described the step taken by Dinesh Karthik as a step that involves true selflessness. England’s cricket team captain also added that the team environment allows individuals to express themselves at their best.
- Dinesh Karthik informed a day prior to the match that he will be focusing more on his batting and will step back as the captain of the team as the need of the hour demands the team to improve their batting order.
- Morgan added to his statement that a world-class side needs many leaders, and KKR has them all in abundance in their dressing room; he also assured that he will fulfill the team’s demand by doing justice to his post that is captain for now.
- The Cricket Fans highly appraise the step taken by the Dinesh Karthik as a good step of keeping oneself back for benefitting the team as a whole. It is a quality of a true sportsmanship.
Morgan earlier was the vice-captain in the team.