Young wicket keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be leading Delhi Capitals in the coming season of the Indian Premier League. The franchise issued an official statement in this regard and announced Pant will be captaining the side in the absence of their regular captain Shreyas Iyer.
Written By Sathvik SV|Updated: April 01, 2021 10:31 IST
ANNOUNCEMENT: 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,” read the announcement from Delhi Capitals.
Shreyas who injured his shoulder in the second ODI against England has been ruled out of the forthcoming season as his recovery will be taking more time than initially anticipated.
This will be Pant’s maiden campaign as the captain of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League. Many expected senior player Ravichandran Ashwin to take over the captaincy reins in the absence of Shreyas but the franchise opted to encourage young talent and named Pant as the captain of the side for the forthcoming season.
Last year’s runner ups Delhi Capitals will be taking on the Chennai Super Kings in their first match of the tournament. This match will be taking place at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 10th April.
Delhi had a great run in the tournament last year and will be looking to emulate a similar feat this time around as well.