IPL 2019: Removing Karthik as captain not discussed, says Kallis
IPL 2019: Removing Karthik as captain not discussed, says Kallis

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Jacques Kallis on Tuesday said he hasn’t been in touch with skipper Dinesh Karthik or co-owner Shah Rukh Khan since their loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR decided to let a few of their players travel to Mumbai and train at their academy before the next game against Rajasthan Royals here on Thursday, even as rest of the team was given time to regroup.

This was after they lost their last game — fifth in a row — to Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. While the likes of Andre Russell headed back to Kolkata, Karthik and some other players headed to Mumbai. Kallis was asked about Shah Rukh’s message after the loss last Sunday which pegged them further in their bid to make the playoffs for the fourth time in row. “I haven’t chatted to him since the guys have been in Mumbai. In fact, I think DK went home for a day as well. So we will catch up tomorrow and have a debrief and plan away going forward again for the next game,” Kallis said.

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