David Hussey, the chief mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), believes that Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik can together benefit the team. Hussey said that the experience of Morgan would be handy for Karthik and KKR.
“He is a World Cup-winning captain. He has captained England for a long time. Classy player. He will be a great ally for Dinesh Karthik,” Hussey was quoted to IANS.
Hussey praised the world cup winning captain Eoin Morgan to be a calm presence on the field. He also expects the two to have a good relationship on and off the field.
“Maybe fielding in the ring and talking to the bowlers while our captain’s behind the stumps, keeping wickets. He is also a very cool calm and collected person so… he will be very handy in the middle order controlling things with our captain as well.” Hussy said.
“So I do expect them to have a really good relationship on and off the field. He is going to go a long way in having a cool head and winning many games for KKR during a very tight tournament,”, He added.
Banton new version of Kevin Pieterson: Hussey
Apart from Eoin Morgan, who was purchased for 5.5 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2020 auctions, Tom Banton, the English opener was also brought by KKR.
Hussey also heaped praises about the stylish opener comparing him to a new version of Kevin Pietersen.
“What a player. He takes the game on. He is probably the new or better version of Kevin Pietersen I believe. He is going to be a great pickup by KKR,” Hussey concluded.
Kolkata Knight Riders begin their campaign from 23rd September 2020 in Abu Dhabi. They will paly the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their first game of the Indian Premier League.