With the highly-anticipated 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) simply a few days away, Kolkata Knight Riders vice-captain Dinesh Karthik held a Q&A session on Twitter the place he opened up about many issues together with his function within the staff.
Being the vice-captain of the Kolkata outfit, the wicketkeeper-batsman stated that he can now focus extra on his expertise together with serving to skipper Eoin Morgan. In final yr’s IPL, Karthik had handed over the captaincy of the franchise to Morgan.
“Dinesh Karthik has knowledgeable the KKR administration that with a view to specializing in his batting and contributing extra to the staff’s trigger, he wished handy over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan,” KKR had stated in a press release.
Karthik was appointed captain of two-time IPL champions forward of the 2018 season. Beneath his management, KKR progressed to the knockouts in 2018 and achieved a fifth-place end in 2019.
Throughout the Q&A session, Karthik additionally selected Morgan as his favorite accomplice within the IPL. “My favorite accomplice needs to be @Eoin16. He by no means talks cricket within the center, solely random stuff…I take pleasure in doing that!” he wrote.
Karthik additionally credited Abhishek Nayar for his function in taking his profession to an ‘upward spiral’. “It has been an upward spiral since I’ve began working with him and the preparations at the moment are much more totally different than what was once earlier than,” Karthik answered to a query about Nayar’s function in his profession.
Moreover, Karthik additionally picked Shakib Al Hasan as KKR’s most enjoyable recruitment for the upcoming season. “It is at all times nice to have Shakib Al Hasan with us, he has been a really thrilling recruit for us. He has performed with KKR earlier than so it is nice to have him again in our staff,” he wrote.
The Kolkata outfit will tackle SunRisers Hyderabad their opening match of IPL 2021 on April 11 in Chennai. KKR are set to play their first three matches in Chennai, adopted by two in Mumbai, 4 in Ahmedabad and their remaining 5 video games in Bengaluru.