Ahead of Match 32 of the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 within the UAE, Karthik expressed his want to relinquish the recent seat to pay attention extra on his batting.
KKR administration didn’t assume twice earlier than appointing England’s World Cup-winning captain as Karthik’s successor.
Though Morgan started his stint as KKR skipper with a heavy loss towards IPL’s reigning champions Mumbai Indians, he hopes for a fast turnaround saying the time is ripe to tug up the socks.
“From here, we’ve an area of improvement where we need to make strides on. We’re at the halfway mark in this tournament and there’s no better time to turn things around,” Morgan mentioned within the post-match press convention.
Taking first use of the wicket on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, KKR have been restricted to 148 for 5 with the Mumbai Indians romping dwelling in a canter with 19 balls to spare.
KKR have been struggling at one stage earlier than Morgan and Pat Cummins rescued them with an unbeaten 87-run stand, which gave some respectability to their complete.
“With the bat, we made a few mistakes, I thought Mumbai Indians bowled really well and they proved why they’ve been one of the form teams in this year’s tournament,” morgan added.
While lauding Karthik for his resolution to step down Morgan mentioned the management handover will probably be a easy transition.
“I think within a team of leaders, given that Dinesh and me were titled leaders in terms of being the captain and vice-captain, I think there’ll be a smooth transition from here. It took a lot of courage for DK and a lot of selflessness from him to come ahead and recognise within himself that he needed to focus on his batting for the remainder of the tournament,” added Morgan whose group takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad within the subsequent match on the similar venue in a day sport on Sunday (October 18).
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