Delhi Capitals on Tuesday appointed Pant because the captain of the aspect for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The wicket-keeper batsman will step in as skipper for the 14th version of the match as common skipper Shreyas Iyer harm his left shoulder throughout the not too long ago concluded India-England ODI collection.
Kaif, who performed 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India, additionally wished a speedy restoration to Iyer on Friday.
“Wishing a speedy recovery to @ShreyasIyer15who captained us in our dream run to the IPL final. All the best to our dilli ka kadak launda, @RishabhPant17. I’m sure captaincy will take his game to yet another level,” Kaif tweeted.
Wishing a speedy restoration to @ShreyasIyer15 who captained us in our dream run to the IPL last. All the most effective to our… https://t.co/3qaCa82Hv1
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1617345884000
On his new position, Pant in an announcement had 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.”
Earlier within the day, England batsman Sam Billings has lauded his skipper Pant and mentioned the 23-12 months-outdated might be the most effective younger participant he has ever seen.
Delhi Capitals will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign towards Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.