Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper Dinesh Karthik wants this year IPL to happen so he can work with Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan. Speaking on the latest episode of ESPNcricinfo One to One #Workfromhome, Dinesh Karthik talked about his IPL (India Premier League) experience.
Dinesh Karthik is waiting to work with Brendon McCullum and Eoin Morgan in this season of IPL and to learn from both. Brendon McCullum appointed as head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in August 2019.
“In every generation, there is a cricketer who changes the face of cricket. I think Brendon McCullum did that in the last WC. He showed the world how to play the game fair, hard in a watchable and enjoyable manner. He is extremely inspiring. One reason I want this IPL to happen is to work with Brendon and Eoin Morgan. These are the two people I genuinely want to rub shoulders with. I can learn so much from these two people,” he said.
Brendon McCullum and Dinesh Karthik have played together for Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 2017.
“A coach can do more in IPL. He can get into the tactical part of the game and help the leaders to plan,” he added.
Dinesh Karthik undoubted thinks KKR is the best franchise he has been part off.
“KKR is, without doubt, the best franchise I have played for and I feel honoured to lead this team. In my first year at KKR, we did very well, we almost made it to the final but lost in semis. It was a great season, we had a lot of young guys and we did our best to push forward the result. I need to do something special and help them cross the line,” he added.
“It is a very corporate atmosphere at IPL. You either persevere or perish. The successful teams keep it consistent because they know the formula and keep trusting the process, hoping it will give results. Then some teams are yet to succeed. They want to achieve what they feel is good enough for that team and they keep experimenting with the method,” he said.