On Tuesday, Rishabh Pant is appointed as captain of Delhi capitals for the upcoming season IPL, which is scheduled commence from April 9 in Chennai. Pant will be the captain for entire season of IPL 2021 as skipper, Shreyas Iyer has got injury in his left shoulder while playing India vs England ODI and he is ruled out for IPL 2021.Iyer had dislocated his left shoulder, when he was fielding in first ODI against England.
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
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 (@DelhiCapitals) March 30, 2021
Rishabh Pant is plays as wicket-keeper batsman and this is going to be the Pant’s first debut as IPL captain. The Delhi Capitals will be playing their first match against the Chennai super kings in Mumbai on April 10,2021.
Pant smashed 77 and 78 in the last two ODIs against England.
Rishabh Pant 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 harbored. 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.”