Aakash Chopra Feels Eoin Morgan’s Likely Unavailability for KKR

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

Aakash Chopra believes that the possible unavailability of Eoin Morgan for the remainder of IPL 2021 could be a blessing in disguise for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Eoin Morgan is Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper. Endured a horrendous IPL season with both bat and as well as captain as the former champions managed just two wins in seven games.

English players are unlikely to appear in the remainder of IPL 2021. Their pre-scheduled international commitments. The England team is expected to tour Bangladesh and Pakistan ahead of the T20 World Cup.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel. Aakash Chopra noted that Eoin Morgan’s likely absence could work out for the better for KKR.

“Kolkata will lose Morgan, their captain. But would that be such a bad thing? It might just be a blessing in disguise because the performance has not been that good. There are question marks over his captaincy and form,” said Chopra.

While acknowledging that it is preferable not to change the captain halfway through the tournament, the cricketer-turned-commentator highlighted that KKR will have no other option.

“In general, you don’t want to change but if it happens by default that what can they do if a player is not available at all, then they will have to make the change. So, they will be able to manage,” added Aakash Chopra.

Eoin Morgan’s captaincy for KKR has drawn a lot of criticism from cricket experts. His decision to withdraw Varun Chakravarthy from the attack after the mystery spinner snared a couple of wickets in his first over against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) drew a lot of flak.

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