Dinesh Karthik steps down as KKR captain
Dinesh Karthik. (Source: Twitter)

Dinesh Karthik has stepped down as the skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders. Eoin Morgan has been named the new captain.

“We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first,” Venky Mysore, the CEO of KKR said. “It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to take 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. DK and Eoin have worked brilliantly together during this tournament and although Eoin takes over as captain, this is effectively a role swap and we expect that this transition will work in a seamless manner.”

“On behalf of everyone at Kolkata Knight Riders, we thank DK for all his contributions as the captain over the past two and a half years and wish Eoin the very best going forward,” he added.