Delhi Capitals recently after holding a management meeting appointed Rishabh Pant as the team captain for IPL 2021. This decision has garnered appreciation from many Indian Players since that. Former Indian cricketer Raina who plays for CSK said that he feels the youngster be a talisman leader for DC in the upcoming IPL season. The first match for DC this IPL edition will be against CSK on April 10th.
The franchise’s decision to give the captaincy to Pant comes at a time when the franchise’s captain Shreyas Iyer injured his left shoulder during the recently concluded ODI series between India and England. Raina, who opted-out of the previous season due to personal reasons will don the yellow jersey again for CSK this season. He congratulated Pant through his tweet on being named as the captain of the Delhi Capitals.
After being named as the DC captain Pant in a statement said that Delhi is where he grew up and where his IPL journey began 6 years ago and to lead this team is a dream that he has always harboured. As that dream now comes to reality, Pant feels humbled and is grateful to the DC owners, who considered him worthy to be the captain of the team. He is confident that with an amazing coach, support staff and an abundant number of accomplished seniors around him, he can’t wait to give his absolute best for Delhi Capitals