Printed on: Apr 02, 2021
Former Indian batsman and Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has stated that captaincy will take younger wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant’s recreation to the subsequent stage. Pant was appointed captain of Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 after common skipper Shreyas Iyer was dominated out because of damage. Iyer damage his shoulder whereas fielding within the first ODI towards England final month. Just a few days again, the DC administration revealed that Pant will lead the facet in IPL 2021.
Taking to Twitter, Kaif wished Iyer a speedy get well and likewise expressed excessive hopes from Pant as a captain. “Wishing a speedy restoration to @ShreyasIyer15who captained us in our dream run to the IPL remaining. All the very best to our dilli ka kadak launda, @RishabhPant17. I am certain captaincy will take his recreation to yet one more stage,” Kaif’s tweet learn.
Pant has been in excellent kind in worldwide cricket in latest occasions. He gained India the Gabba Check with an excellent 89 not out. On returning to India, he cracked a match-defining hundred within the fourth Check in Ahmedabad. He additionally scored consecutive 70s within the final two ODIs.
In a Delhi Capitals press launch, Pant stated that he was trying ahead to guide Delhi. “Delhi is the place I grew up, and the place my IPL journey started six years in the past. To guide this workforce someday is a dream I’ve at all times harboured. And immediately, as that dream comes true, I really feel humbled. I’m actually grateful, particularly to our workforce house owners, who thought of me succesful sufficient for this function. With a tremendous teaching employees, and a plethora of achieved seniors round me, I can not wait to present my best possible for Delhi Capitals,” his assertion learn.
Iyer has additionally backed Pant as the very best man for the job. In the identical launch, he said, “Once I sustained the shoulder damage, and Delhi Capitals wanted a frontrunner for this version of the IPL, I had little doubt that Rishabh could be the very best man for the job. He has all my good needs to make wonderful issues occur with our completely unbelievable workforce. I’m going to overlook the workforce tremendously, and shall be cheering for them all through.”
Delhi Capitals will tackle former champions Chennai Tremendous Kings of their first match of IPL 2021 on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.
–By A Cricket Correspondent