IPL 2021: Was there a fight between Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik?
The performance of Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 was really amazing. In the first leg, the team lost 5 out of 7 matches and after that in the UAE, this team won 5 out of 7 matches and made it to the playoffs. KKR defeated the strong team of RCB in the Eliminator and then entered the final by defeating Delhi also. However, in the final, they were defeated by Chennai Super Kings by 27 runs. KKR’s performance in the final match was disappointing. Bowlers like Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson and Shakib Al Hasan failed and the middle order completely surrendered. However, another reason is being told for KKR’s defeat. Virender Sehwag has claimed that all was not well in the Kolkata Knight Riders team. There was a tussle between the two big players of the team on the field.
Virender Sehwag said in a conversation with Cricbuzz that when Kolkata Knight Riders were batting, he did not find everything right between Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan. Virender Sehwag said, ‘Kolkata’s shortcoming was that both its openers were dismissed after hitting 50. Had a batsman played till the end, the result could have been different. After this, when I saw Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan in the middle order, there were two occasions when they could have run two runs each but they took only one run. Dinesh Karthik played the first shot, Morgan did not run. After this Morgan played the shot, Karthik did not run. This shows that maybe they were not getting along with each other.
There was a fight going on between Karthik-Morgan!
Sehwag said, ‘It seemed that something is not right between Morgan and Karthik. Morgan has taken over the captaincy in place of Karthik. Both performed poorly. Morgan got out and after that Karthik was also dealt quickly. Overall, the weak link of Kolkata was the middle order. Let us tell you that Kolkata’s middle order failed miserably in the final match. Nitish Rana and Shakib could not open the account. Sunil Narine was dismissed for 2, Morgan-4, Karthik-9. Injured Rahul Tripathi could also score just 2 runs.
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