IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant will captain Delhi Capitals in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League with Shreyas Iyer out injured. Rishabh Pant will be the stand-in captain for Delhi Capitals with Shreyas Iyer out injured.
Rishabh Pant will lead the Delhi Capitals in the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League in the absence of regular captain Shreyas Iyer, the franchise announced on Tuesday. Iyer has been ruled out of IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury picked up during Indias ODI series against England. "Delhi Capitals today announced Rishabh Pant as Captain for the upcoming season of the VIVO Indian Premier League that starts on the 9th of April. Pant will step in as captain for the 14th edition of the tournament, for the injured Shreyas Iyer, who hurt his left shoulder during the recently concluded India-England ODI series," the franchise said in a statement.
? ANNOUNCEMENT ?— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 30, 2021
Rishabh Pant will be our Captain for #IPL2021 ✨@ShreyasIyer15 has been ruled out of the upcoming season following his injury in the #INDvENG series and @RishabhPant17 will lead the team in his absence ?#YehHaiNayiDilli
"Delhi Capitals as a team plays a passionate and fearless brand of cricket, and Rishabh Pant embodies that best. The Delhi team has played an important role in his growth as a cricketer, just like he has played an equally important role in the growth of the Delhi team. I wish Rishabh and the team good luck," DC co-owner Parth Jindal was quoted as saying in the statement.
"When I sustained the shoulder injury, and Delhi Capitals needed a leader for this edition of the IPL, I had no doubt that Rishabh would be the best man for the job. He has all my good wishes to make amazing things happen with our absolutely incredible team," Iyer said about Pant taking over captaincy in his absence.
Last year, Iyer led Delhi Capitals to their maiden IPL final, but they ended up on the losing side as Mumbai Indians beat them to win their fifth title.
The Capitals will begin their 2021 season against Chennai Super Kings on April 10 in Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings star Suresh Raina believes that wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant would be a talismanic leader for Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 which gets underway from April 9.
Raina, who will be back in action for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), congratulated Pant on being named as 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 wrote.