IPL 2021: Captaincy will make Rishabh Pant a better participant, says DC coach Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting on Wednesday (March 31) mentioned that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant deserves to steer the franchise his current performances. Ponting’s remarks got here as Pant was introduced as Delhi Capitals skipper on Tuesday (March 30).  

Shreyas Iyer has been dominated out of IPL 2021 on account of a shoulder damage. “Unfortunate that Shreyas will miss the tournament, but looking forward to seeing @RishabhPant17 grab his opportunity. It’s well deserved for his recent performances and he’s coming in with a lot of confidence. I’m convinced captaincy will make him an even better player,” tweeted Ponting.

Delhi Capitals has appointed Pant as the captain of the side for the upcoming season of the IPL. The wicket-keeper batsman will step in as skipper for the 14th version of the match, for the injured Shreyas Iyer, who had harm his left shoulder in the course of the just lately concluded India-England ODI sequence. 

Off late, Pant has been in outstanding kind and he has given some match-winning performances within the sequence in opposition to Australia and England. Out of his performances, those at Brisbane (fourth Test in opposition to Australia) and Ahmedabad (fourth Test in opposition to England) stand out from the relaxation.  

On his new function, Rishabh Pant in a assertion mentioned, “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.” 

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned, “The previous two seasons under Shreyas’ leadership have been incredible, and the results speak for themselves. This is a tremendous opportunity for young Rishabh, who is coming off successful stints against Australia and England which will no doubt give him the confidence needed to take on a new role that comes with a lot more responsibility. The coaching group is excited to work with him, and we can`t wait for the season to get started.” 

Delhi Capitals will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10. The IPL 2021 is slated to start on April 9 with Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) locking horns within the match opener.

(with ANI inputs)

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