IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra and Irfan Pathan question KKR decision to drop Dinesh Karthik as captain

After Kolkata Knight Riders’ decision to hand over the captaincy reins to Eoin Morgan from Dinesh Karthik, veteran cricketers and pundits have opined their thoughts over the management’s decision. With Dinesh Karthik wanting to focus more on his batting, KKR saw England’s ODI skipper Morgan as the perfect person to fit the bill.

Eoin Morgan’s first assignment as captain doesn’t get much harder than the task at hand with KKR facing an in-form Mumbai Indians team later today.

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However, with the season halfway played, KKR’s decision has however received flak from Ex-India cricketers like Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra and other pundits. Have a look.

KKR have blown hot and cold this season, and Morgan will be tasked with bringing more consistency to the team’s performance. KKR are currently fourth on the IPL 2020 Points Table with four wins and three losses to their name.

However, they have lost two of their last four matches with the inconsistencies within the team coming to the fore.

Karthik himself has had a tumultuous time with the bat. Barring a quickfire 58 against Kings XI Punjab, the wicketkeeper-batsman has failed miserably. He has a total of 108 runs from seven games at an average of 15.42. Hopefully, he will now bat more freely with the pressure of captaincy off his shoulder.