The demand to sack Dinesh Karthik as the KKR’s captain and backing up Eoin Morgan for the role by the fans have left a heavy impact. It all happened as the fans demanded. Although KKR wasn’t doing much as compared to Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) this year, they were no doubt playing better and trying to maintain their position. Dinesh Karthik was much blamed by many KKR fans, after the team’s defeat in the 16th match of the IPL 2020. Talking about his batting performance in IPL 2020 season, Karthik scored 169 runs to date. He has got a batting average of 15.36 and a strike-rate of 127.06, which is much lower than the expectations of the fans and requirements.
In fact, Gautam Gambhir, who had captained KKR before and brought the two champions trophy under his captaincy, suggested that Dinesh Karthik should not come to bat before Russell and Morgan in the KKR’s batting order. He also suggested and backed Rahul Tripathi to bat in the top order. Gambhir said to ESPNcricinfo, “Rahul Tripathi goes up the order, Dinesh Karthik plays at no 6, not before Morgan and not before Russell as well. Probably Sunil Narine goes to bat at 8 or 9. If Morgan bats no 4 and Russell at 5 and Dinesh Karthik to follow.”
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