In the 45th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. KKR captain Eoin Morgan has scored just 17 runs in 4 innings in the UAE League in IPL 2021. He has not crossed the 10 mark in a single match. Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra has suggested that KKR should take the captaincy from Eoin Morgan and hand it over to Shakib Al Hasan. He said that Morgan’s bat was not getting runs and the team was in danger of being knocked out of the playoffs.
Aakash Chopra tweeted and wrote, ‘Bad timing and bad decisions. Can KKR make Shakib Al Hasan the captain for the remaining matches? Nothing against Morgan but if the runs are not coming then it can be considered. This can happen with the best players. Shakib Al Hasan can bat as well as bowl a few overs. What is your opinion? KKR are currently at the fourth position in the points table. He has won 5 matches in 12 matches in IPL 14.
Desperate times, desperate measures. Can #KKR contemplate making Shakib the captain for the remaining games? Nothing against Morgan but if runs aren’t coming, they simply aren’t. Can happen to the best of players. Shakib would give a few overs alongside his batting. Thoughts?
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 1, 2021
On Friday, Punjab Kings gave a big blow by defeating KKR. Batting first Kolkata Knight Riders scored 165 runs. Punjab won the match by achieving the target of 166 runs in the last over. Kolkata still has two matches left. On October 3, she will play against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. Whereas on October 7, she will clash against Rajasthan. KKR will have to win both these matches to keep their chances of reaching the playoffs.