IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals name Rishabh Pant as captain


Delhi Capitals  on Tuesday introduced Rishabh Pant as captain for the upcoming season of the VIVO Indian Premier League that begins on the ninth of April. Pant will step in as captain for the 14th version of the match, as injured Shreyas Iyer damage his left shoulder in the course of the not too long ago concluded India-England ODI collection.

This might be Pant’s debut as IPL captain. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has captained Delhi’s state crew up to now.

A ‘grateful’ Pant reacted to the brand new improvement, saying, “Delhi is the place I grew up, and the place my IPL journey started six years in the past. To lead this crew someday is a dream I’ve at all times harboured. And right now, as that dream comes true, I really feel humbled.

“I am truly grateful, especially to our team owners, who considered me capable enough for this role. With an amazing coaching staff, and a plethora of accomplished seniors around me, I can’t wait to give my absolute best for Delhi Capitals.”

Shreyas feels that Rishabh is the perfect within the crew to take up the spot. “When I sustained the shoulder injury, and Delhi Capitals needed a leader for this edition of the IPL, I had no doubt that Rishabh would be the best man for the job. He has all my good wishes to make amazing things happen with our absolutely incredible team. I’m going to miss the team tremendously, and will be cheering for them throughout,”  stated Shreyas.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals Head Coach Ricky Ponting stated, “The previous two seasons under Shreyas’ leadership have been incredible, and the results speak for themselves. This is a tremendous opportunity for young Rishabh, who is coming off successful stints against Australia and England which will no doubt give him the confidence needed to take on a new role that comes with a lot more responsibility. The coaching group is excited to work with him, and we can’t wait for the season to get started.”

“I would like to wish Shreyas a speedy recovery,” stated DC Chairman & Co-owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi on the event, “Under Shreyas’ captaincy, our team reached newer heights, and he is going to be missed immensely. In his absence, the franchise has collectively picked Rishabh to lead the team this year. While it has come under unfortunate circumstances, it is a tremendous opportunity for him to grow further. I wish him all the best in his new role.”

“There is no doubt that Shreyas Iyer’s leadership and batting will be missed this year, and we hope to see him back on the field soon,” stated crew co-owner Parth Jindal, “Delhi Capitals as a team plays a passionate and fearless brand of cricket, and Rishabh Pant embodies that best. The Delhi team has played an important role in his growth as a cricketer, just like he has played an equally important role in the growth of the Delhi team. I wish Rishabh and the team good luck.”


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