Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricketer, has backed Eoin Morgan to captain Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in place of Dinesh Karthik. He says that adding Morgan has added experience in the middle-over and he can be dangerous for the side.
He put a scenario if the side does not perform well, they can try Morgan in place of Karthik as a captain. He also mentioned that when one is paid a surplus amount, the money weighs the pressure hence, it can be used as a card to do well.
Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as a skipper, says Gavaskar
Speaking to Sports Tak, the 71-year-old said– “Kolkata Knight Riders is such a team that has a very attractive and aggressive batting order. But the addition of Eoin Morgan to the middle-order has added more stability and experience to it. Thus, he can prove to be very dangerous.
“Even this can happen that if in the first four-five games if KKR does not start well, then Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as the captain of the side because we always have had that complex,” he added.
“KKR has the biggest T20 player in Andre Russell, but they also have the costliest player in Pat Cummins. In the recently concluded limited-overs series between Australia and England, his performance was not impressive. So there will be some kind of pressure on him,” the former Indian skipper opined.
“Whenever you are a costly player, the weight of the price tag is always there. Will he play all the matches? that is also something that we will need to look at,” he added