S Sreesanth feels that England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan should be the one leading the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise instead of Dinesh Karthik. His comments came as KKR suffered an 18-run loss against the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Saturday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In the match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals scored 228 for four in the allotted 20 overs and then restricted their opponents to 210 for eight, winning the match by 18 runs.
“Genuinely feel @Eoin16 should lead the side,(surly not*dk kolaimandaaaiii) World Cup winning captain should surly lead ipl side.I hope #kkr looks at this issue.nd win. they need a leader who will lead from front like Rohit, Dhoni or Virat..what a player,” Sreesanth tweeted.
Genuinely feel @Eoin16 should lead the side,(surly not*dk kolaimandaaaiii
)World Cup winning captain should surly lead ipl side.I hope #kkr looks at this issue.nd win they need a leader who will lead from front like Rohit ,Dhoni or Virat..what a player #ipl #kkr #cricket
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) October 3, 2020
Morgan came into bat at number six for KKR and when he walked to the crease, KKR still needed 112 runs for the win from 43 balls. Morgan and Tripathi forged a 78-run stand to revive KKR’s hopes of winning the match.
Morgan was dismissed for 44 in the penultimate over by Anrich Nortje, but Tripathi was still there for KKR in the final over as the side needed 26 runs to win. However, in the last over, Marcus Stoinis clean-bowled Tripathi (36) to hand Delhi an 18-run win.
Dinesh Karthik had come out to bat for KKR at number five position but was able to score just six runs. In the tournament so far, Karthik has played four matches, scoring a total of 37 runs.
In the match against KKR, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer starred with the bat for Delhi. Iyer played a knock of 88 runs while Shaw smashed 66. The opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Shaw had also registered 56 runs in the first five overs. Eventually, Delhi posted a total of a match-winning total on board.
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