Shreyas Iyer will be missing the 2021 edition of the IPL through an injury he sustained in the England Vs India series that reached its conclusion recently. With the new season of club cricket set to begin soon, Rishabh Pant has been given the responsibility of leading the Delhi Capitals into action in the coming season.
Shreyas Iyer was very supportive of Rishabh Pant’s appointment as captain of the Delhi Capitals in his absence:
“When I sustained the shoulder injury, and Delhi Capitals needed a leader for this edition of the IPL, I had no doubt that Rishabh would be the best man for the job. He has all my good wishes to make amazing things happen with our absolutely incredible team. I’m going to miss the team tremendously, and will be cheering for them throughout.”
Here is what the newly elected captain had to say regarding the title given to him:
“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 harboured. 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.”
The wicketkeeper-batsman has had experience captaining teams in the past, having been the skipper for the Delhi state team in the past. The youngster will have ample room and guidance to grow as a leader in the upcoming season, and it will be interesting to see how he takes over.