The performance of Kolkata Knight Riders has been merged in the Indian Premier League so far. The team has won 4 of the 8 matches played this season, and lost the same m atch. Ahead of the match against Mumbai, KKR fans were shocked when Dinesh Karthik, who led the team for 2 years, announced his resignation from the captaincy in the mid-tournament. Eoin Morgan replaces Karthik as the team’s new captain for the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir, who has twice won the IPL title with KKR, has made a big statement about nominating Morgan as captain, saying that he will not be able to change much this season.
Gambhir said on the Star Sports show, ‘Your relationship doesn’t matter much in cricket and I don’t think Morgan will change much if I am truthful. He could have changed a lot if he had been the captain of the team since the start of the tournament. No one can change too much in the middle of a tournament. Having a good relationship between the boss and the coach is a good thing.
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Gambhir said about the resignation of Dinesh Karthik in the tournament, “I am quite surprised, he has been captaining the team for the last two years and he should not have left the captaincy like this in the tournament. The KKR team is also not in bad shape this season, someone has to give up the captaincy, absolutely I am quite surprised. He added: “If the KKR team had made the change, they should have handed over the captaincy to Morgan at the start of the tournament. If you are talking right now that you have a world-winning captain in your team, you are putting more pressure on a player like Dinesh Karthik, you should have given Morgan the captaincy in the beginning to put so much pressure on Karthik. What does this mean?
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Gambhir questioned the management, saying, ‘My statement is good only when someone says that he wants to focus on his batting, but the truth is you know the gestures of the management? It seems unfortunate whether he is happy with your performance.