In the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates, fans of the Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a major setback when Dinesh Karthik, who has been leading the team since 2018, announced his resignation in the middle of the tournament. England captain Eoin Morgan was given the command after Karthik left the captaincy. Meanwhile, former India wicketkeeper-batsman Deepdas Gupta has made a big statement about leaving Karthik as captain and he has made this wise decision.
After appointing Morgan as the new captain, Deepdas Gupta said, “I am not at all surprised by this decision, because it is more important than Dinesh Karthik as captain and batting form. Appears as a world-winning captain. At the time of the auction, when the KKR team picked Morgan, I thought something like this could be seen.
Earlier in the toss, new KKR captain Ein Morgan said when Dinesh Karthik left the captaincy, ‘Dakey said yesterday that he is leaving the captaincy and wants to focus more on his batting, but it is more important from the team’s point of view. This decision requires a lot of courage that you have put the team above your captain. I am very happy and ready to lead the team, not as the team captain.
“We are still in the middle of the tournament and the team has done well in some matches, but we have not been able to achieve that result even today,” Morgan told IPL 2020 state Quran. The team is going to have a great test and I hope we do well. I will try my best to contribute to the team in my own way, you should have a lot of leaders in the changing room and I think we have more in the team.
This is the ninth time in the history of the IPL, when a captain left the captaincy in the middle of a tournament, last year Rajasthan Royals removed Ajinkya Rahane from the captaincy and appointed Steve Smith as the new captain. Captain VVS Laxman, who left the captaincy in the middle of the tournament for the first time in the IPL, was replaced by Adam Gilchrist, the Deccan Charge Command.