According to the official statement of Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik has informed the management that he will be stepping down from the captaincy position in order to focus on his batting.
Venky Kishore, CEO of the franchise said, “We are fortunate to have leaders such as DK, who has always put the team first. It takes a lot of courage for someone like him to take a decision such as this. While we are surprised by his decision, we are respectful of his wishes. We are also fortunate that Eoin Morgan is willing to lead the side forward.”
He also added that the duo has worked brilliantly together and this role swap would work in a seamless manner.
The franchise also thanked Karthik for his contributions as the captain.