The fate of the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in trouble. But England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is still looking forward to the tournament with excitement. He was set to join the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after the franchise picked him for Rs 5.25 lakh in the auction. Having played for the franchise before from 2011 to 2013, the southpaw is excited to reunite with them.
Moreover, Morgan is also looking forward to play alongside his skipper Dinesh Karthik who has been leading KKR since the last couple of seasons. Many criticised Karthik for his captaincy last season and when the franchise picked Morgan in the auction, there were speculations that the latter might take over the captaincy reins from him. But soon it was cleared that there will be no change in that aspect for the 2020 IPL edition.
Even Eoin Morgan is excited to understand the leadership dynamics from his captain and is keen to provide any inputs to him if needed.
He’s a fantastic guy, says Eoin Morgan of Dinesh Karthik
“I’ve spoken to DK a lot and I met up with him just before Christmas when I was out in Mumbai. He’s a fantastic guy, a great cricketer and I’m looking forward to helping him in whatever way I can. While I’m here to help, I also want to learn as much as I can from him.
“There are a lot of dynamics about being a captain when you’re playing in India that I don’t know about, I’ll be picking his brain the whole time. I’ll naturally be myself and try to give as much as I can just like the rest of the international players.,” he was quoted as saying by KKR‘s official website. The 33-year-old also reckons that all the players will be itching to get back on the field when the pandemic is over.
Eoin Morgan is also looking forward to see how IPL shapes up if it has to happen in a shorter window later this year. “It’s going to be fascinating to see how and when we get to play and how the competition lines up. Because everybody is going to come out of isolation extremely excited, rearing to go, batting, bowling, fielding the whole lot,” Morgan further added.
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