Delhi Capitals have appointed wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant as captain for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The team’s regular captain Shreyas Iyer has been away from cricket for nearly 5 months due to a shoulder injury. Shreyas suffered this injury during fielding in the first ODI of the 3-match series against England recently. Delhi Capitals on Tuesday entrusted Pant with captaincy.
The Delhi team has great players like R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan. After Pant was made the captain, some people expressed happiness on social media while some compared it to other players. One user shared the meme, writing, “Despite Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin, Delhi Capitals made their captain Rishabh Pant for IPL 2021.” Another user shared the meam, writing, ‘Pant will be the new captain of Delhi Capitals in Iyer’s absence. What does Smith, Rahane, Ashwin and Dhawan mean?
Pant played a key role in India’s 3–1 win in the Test series against England in which he scored 270 runs in six innings with the help of a century. Pant was in superb form in the ODI series after the T20 International series against England in which he played two matches. In this, he played innings of 77 and 78 runs.