Former cricketer Aakash Chopra suggested IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He said that the team should release Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik and retain only three players Shubman Gill, Varun Chakraborty and Andre Russell. Chopra has also advised Gill to be the captain in view of the future.
Akash said- I think Kolkata Knight Riders should not retain more players. Only three players Gill, Russell and Varun should retain and Gill should be made captain. Looking at the future, KKR should also command the young player on the lines of Delhi Capitals. Gill should move forward looking at the future. He said that if he does not retain Shubman Gill, then other teams will buy him. He will contribute significantly to the other team like Rohit.
Rohit Sharma started his career in the IPL with Deccan Chargers. But in 2009, he joined the Mumbai Indians team. Mumbai made him captain in 2013 and he is a successful IPL captain. Under his captaincy, Mumbai has won the title five times.
Kolkata did not reach the play-offs this season
Kolkata Knight Riders could not make it to the play offs this season. She finished fifth with 14 points, winning 7 out of the 14 matches in the league. At the same time, KKR also replaced the captain in the middle of this season. Dinesh Karthik took over the captaincy of the team in the first seven matches. After that Eoin Morgan was captain in seven matches of the league. Karthik scored 169 runs in 14 matches. Eoin Morgan scored 418 runs in 14 matches.
Gill and Varun performed better
This season, Varun and Gill had a better performance. Gill scored 440 runs in 14 matches at an average of 33.84. At the same time, Varun took 17 wickets in 13 matches at a 6.84 economy rate. He was included in the T20 squad on the tour of Australia.