Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik relinquished the captaincy just before the team’s eighth league match against Mumbai Indians. After this, Eoin Morgan was given the command of the team. It was said that Dinesh Karthik took this step to focus on his batting. At the same time, former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir believes that all these things are not true.
Explaining the truth behind changing the captain, Gambhir said that cricket is not a matter of relations and only performance and honesty are seen here. I don’t think Eoin Morgan can change a lot. If he had captaining from the beginning of the tournament, a lot could have changed. But no one can change anything in the middle of the tournament. However the relationship between the coach and the captain should good.
Gambhir said that, I was a little surprised because he was captaining the team for the last two and a half years. He was removed in the middle of the season. He cannot do that. KKR is not in a bad position that you have to change the captain and it is surprising. Former captain Gambhir, who won the team title twice, said that if he had to change the captain. He should have done so at the beginning of the season.
He said that if you felt that the team has a World Cup winning captain. Then he should have given the captaincy directly, Dinesh Karthik should not put under pressure. What was the need to keep Karthik under so much pressure? Gambhir said that it feels good to hear that I am leaving the captaincy to focus on my batting.
But the truth behind this is that, It depends on the team management whether they are happy with you or not, which is quite unfortunate. The truth is that the management was not happy with his captaincy, which led to this.
Dinesh Karthik has scored 112 runs in the last 8 matches at an average of 14 and his best score is 58 while the team has won four and lost four matches in the last 8 matches. Despite the change in captaincy, the team did not win in the eighth match and Mumbai were defeated by eight wickets.
Source – Google