Rishabh Pant has been named the captain of Delhi Capitals for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League on Tuesday after Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out for the season with a shoulder injury. Saying that it is like a dream come true, Pant – who has grown up in Delhi – felt humbled and promised he would give his absolute best. Also Read – Virat Kohli to Join RCB on April 1 For IPL 2021, Training Camp Starts
On his new role, Rishabh Pant said, “Delhi is where I grew up, and where my IPL journey began six years ago. To lead this team one day is a dream I’ve always harbored. And today, as that dream comes true, I 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.” Also Read – Mumbai Indians Pacer Jasprit Bumrah Gets Ready For IPL 2021: Quarantining And Getting Those Reps in | WATCH VIDEO
Rishabh Pant will be our Captain for #IPL2021 ✨@ShreyasIyer15 has been ruled out of the upcoming season following his injury in the #INDvENG series and @RishabhPant17 will lead the team in his absence 🧢#YehHaiNayiDilli
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 30, 2021
Pant – who did not have an IPL to remember in UAE – has been in ominous for India across formats in the last three months. His good run of form started from Australia where he played a couple of breathtaking knocks. Pant also helped India win the Brisbane Test with brilliant innings on the final day. This will be the first time he would be in charge of the Capitals – a franchise he started his IPL journey with.
Iyer had dislocated his shoulder in the first ODI against England and had to miss the remaining two matches.
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