Former Indian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Suresh Raina feels wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant would be a talismanic chief for Delhi Capitals within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which will get underway from April 9. Delhi Capitals appointed Pant because the captain of the aspect 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 has harm his left shoulder in the course of the lately concluded India-England ODI sequence. Raina, who will be seen in motion for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), congratulated Pant on being named because the captain of Delhi Capitals.
“Heartiest congratulations to @RishabhPant17 on being named the captain of @DelhiCapitals for this season. I am sure he will be a talismanic leader and will be donning this new cap with pride,” Raina tweeted.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) March 30, 2021
On his new role, Pant in a statement said, “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.”
IPL 2020 runners-up 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.
(with ANI inputs)