David Warner, the Australian opener has been officially appointed as the captain of the Delhi Capitals. Axar Patel, the Indian off-spin all-rounder is appointed as his deputy. David Warner was expected to be appointed as he was previously the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s skipper. He won the TATA IPL 2016 for them. Keeping that success in mind, the management might have decided to go with Warner as the skipper. Axar Patel and his stature have grown over the past few years. He is a regular member of the Indian national team and has been an integral part of the Capitals’ family. Here is an in-depth look:
David Warner Appointed Captain of the Delhi Capitals:
David Warner has been officially appointed as the Captain of the Delhi Capitals. This had to be done as their designated captain Rishabh Pant met has been ruled out of the TATA IPL 2023 season. He was ruled out as he met with an unfortunate accident in early January. It was fortunate that Rishabh escaped the accident with limited injuries as the car crash could have been fatal. It was due to the quick presence of mind of the co-travelers who took Rishabh out to safety. Now the flag bearer of the Capitals is David Warner.
This is what David Warner had to say when he was announced as the leader of the Delhi Capitals, “Rishabh has been a terrific leader for Delhi Capitals, and we’re all going to miss having him around. I would like to thank the management for the faith and trust they’ve always shown in me. This franchise has always been home for me, and I couldn’t be more excited to lead such a supremely talented bunch of players. I can’t wait to meet them all, and get cracking!”
Axar Patel Appointed as Vice-Captain of the Delhi Capitals:
Axar Patel has been appointed the deputy of David Warner. Axar Patel is a find of the IPL itself. He has an interesting journey. He began with Mumbai Indians in 2013. Then he switched to the Punjab Kings in 2014. Ever since his game has been on the rise. Since 2019, he is a part of the Delhi Capitals family. The Delhi Capitals family has now shown faith in his abilities and has named him the vice-captain of the team. He has been exceptional with the ball but his game with the bat has improved too. Here is a look at his stats:
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