New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will start on 9 April, 2021 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Delhi Capitals (DC) introduced Rishabh Pant as their Captain for the 2021 season as a result of harm to Shreyas Iyer. Iyer is meant to bear a surgical procedure on 8th April on his left shoulder after he was injured throughout the India vs England ODI collection. He has been dominated out of all the IPL this yr. Thus, DC have named Rishabh Pant because the substitute to Shreyas Iyer.
Delhi Capitals introduced this on Twitter on Tuesday. Their official deal with tweeted: “Rishabh Pant can be our Captain for #IPL2021
@ShreyasIyer15 has been dominated out of the upcoming season following his harm within the #INDvENG collection and @RishabhPant17 will lead the crew in his absence”
“Delhi is the place I grew up, and the place my IPL journey started six years in the past. To steer this crew someday is a dream I’ve at all times harboured. And at the moment, as that dream comes true, I really feel humbled. I’m actually grateful, particularly to our crew homeowners, who thought-about me succesful sufficient for this function. With an incredible teaching employees, and a plethora of completed seniors round me, I can’t wait to offer my very best for Delhi Capitals,” Pant mentioned after being appointed as captain.
Rishabh Pant wll be wanting ahead to working with among the finest in enterprise, Ricky Ponting. The DC head coach mentioned: “The earlier two seasons underneath Shreyas’ management have been unimaginable, and the outcomes communicate for themselves. It is a super alternative for younger Rishabh, who’s coming off profitable stints towards Australia and England which is able to little question give him the arrogance wanted to tackle a brand new function that comes with much more accountability. The teaching group is worked up to work with him, and we are able to’t anticipate the season to get began.”
Delhi Capitals’ homeowners additionally confirmed confidence of their authentic captain, Shreyas Iyer. DC Chairman & Co-owner Mr Kiran Kumar Grandhi mentioned in a press launch that, ““Beneath Shreyas’ captaincy, our crew reached newer heights, and he’s going to be missed immensely. In his absence, the franchise has collectively picked Rishabh to guide the crew this yr. Whereas it has come underneath unlucky circumstances, it’s a super alternative for him to develop additional. I want him all the perfect in his new function.”
Pant was born in Delhi and a 23-year previous Delhi boy main the Delhi Capitals aspect would usher in new power within the squad. Pant’s first match as Captain can be towards Chennai Tremendous Kings on 10 April on the Wankhade Stadim.