IPL 2020: Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra react after Dinesh Karthik hands over KKR captaincy to Eoin Morgan

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  • Chopra, Pathan present considerations over Karthik’s choice to go away KKR captaincy.

  • Karthik handed over the reins to Eoin Morgan.

Former India opener Aakash Chopra and all-rounder Irfan Pathan have expressed their considerations after Dinesh Karthik determined to step down as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain.

Karthik opted to leave captaincy forward of KKR’s eighth fixture within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in opposition to Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi.

The Tamil Nadu cricketer handed over the accountability to England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan. To not point out that Karthik was below strain regardless of KKR being in high 4 on the factors desk.

Reacting to Karthik’s choice, Chopra opined that the timing to swap captaincy wasn’t proper. He even raised questions Morgan’s batting type in IPL 2020.

“They’ve a sport tonight. And whereas it’s their choice to make, Morgan’s batting type has left lots to be desired in IPL 2020 There’s one other staff within the competitors that’s combating their abroad captain’s type,” tweeted Chopra.

Following Chopra, Irfan questioned the need for a mid-season change of captaincy.

“Mid season change in Captaincy is rarely a cushty scenario for the staff members. Hope KKR doesn’t go astray from right here. They’re very a lot within the race for the playoffs!,” Irfan wrote on Twitter.

“Karthik needs to focus extra on his batting”: KKR CEO

KKR CEO Venky Mysore broke the information on social media after he launched an announcement which stated that Karthik needs to give attention to his batting and to contribute extra to the staff’s trigger.

Venky additionally heaped praises on the 35-year-old cricketer, saying that the latter all the time ‘put the staff first’.

“We’re lucky to have leaders akin to DK, who has all the time put the staff first. It takes numerous braveness for somebody like him to take a call akin to this. Whereas we had been shocked by his choice, we’re respectful of his needs. We’re additionally lucky that Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who has been the vice-captain, is prepared to steer the aspect going ahead,” Venky stated within the official assertion.

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