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I have no doubt that Rishabh Pant will be the best man to lead the team: Shreyas Iyer

March 31, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Delhi appointed Rishabh Pant as their skipper for the IPL 2021 season after Iyer was ruled out with a shoulder injury. Iyer missed the last two ODIs against England and will undergo surgery on April 8. Despite having experienced cricketers in the team, Pant was chosen as the captain for the forthcoming season. The wicket-keeper batsman is still fresh in the international circuit and has no leadership experience. However, Pant has been a part of the Delhi-based franchise since 2016 and is a crucial member of the side.

Reacting to Pant's appointment as a skipper, Shreyas Iyer said that he had no doubt over the team's decision. The 23-year-old was picked over the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, and Shikhar Dhawan.

It's an excellent opportunity for Rishabh Pant to prove his leadership credentials: Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting reacted to the appointment of Rishabh Pant as the franchise’s new skipper. While admiring Iyer's contribution in propelling the team to new heights, Ricky Ponting stated that it's an excellent opportunity for Rishabh Pant to prove his leadership credentials. Delhi Capitals have done incredibly well under the captainship of Shreyas Iyer. From reaching the playoffs in the very first season to playing in the final of the tournament in 2020, the franchise has grown leaps and bounds over the last two years.

Rishabh Pant has an exceptional IPL career as a batsman for the Delhi-based franchise. In 68 IPL games, he has amassed 2079 at an average of 35.2 and a phenomenal strike rate of 152. Now it's time for a new chapter in Pant's career as he is prepared to become one of the youngest IPL skippers of all time. With Pant's appointment as captain, the comparisons have already begun between him and MS Dhoni. Dhoni started his captaincy as a flamboyant hitter back in 2007. It remains to be seen if Pant can take his young team to their first-ever IPL trophy. The Delhi Capitals will start their IPL 2021 campaign against MS Dhoni's team on April 10 in Mumbai.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth