Vivo IPL 2021: Kevin Peterson defends Eoin Morgan’s poor form, says ‘no cricketer is robot’

Kevin Peterson defends Morgan’s poor form, says ‘no cricketer is robot’.

Vivo IPL 2021: Former English cricketer Kevin Peterson came to rescue his fellow Englishmen Eoin Morgan after a fan on social media asked him about his views amid the poor form of the KKR skipper. Peterson defending Morgan replied, “People need to cut athletes some slack.”

Eoin Morgan continued his miserable IPL season after he was dismissed cheaply by Mohammad Shami in 2 runs last night. KKR lost the match against PBKS due to errors in fielding which has to some extent hindered their playoff campaign.

“It happens. No sportsperson is a robot that continually performs. People need to cut athletes some slack!,” said the former Englishmen in support of Eoin Morgan.

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The KKR skipper hasn’t had his best time in the fourteenth season of the IPL. The southpaw has managed to score a little above 100 from 12 innings of the Vivo IPL 2021. If his last four innings of the UAE leg are counted, Morgan has succeeded in totalling a meagre 17 runs.

Despite having a poor outing, Morgan has effectively managed to take his team over the lines on most of the occasions in the UAE leg. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has thrashed the likes of Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in phase two.

The amazing comeback in the second leg of the IPL 2021 has lifted KKR to the top four. The turnaround fightback in the UAE by KKR has also increased its chances of playoffs.

The two times title winners are placed fourth in the points table after 12 matches from which KKR have stamped their authority in five. The team has a much better net run rate than its competitors which puts them in the driver’s seat to take up fourth place in the playoff.

The franchise will square off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on 3rd October. SRH is already knocked off from the playoff race and will play to redeem its lost respect in the Vivo IPL 2021.

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