Vivo IPL 2021: The runner-ups of the IPL 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) recently announced that the franchise would retain the services of wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as the captain of the side in the remainder of the entire Vivo IPL 2021.
The cricketing fraternity was anticipating the decision to back Pant as the team has done invariably well under him. The stand-in skipper led DC for the first time and put them in first place in the points table of the IPL 2021 phase one.
Earlier, the reports suggested that Pant will be backed by the management after seeing the performance of the team under him. The wicketkeeper-batsman took his side to six wins in eight matches with 12 points in the bag. Delhi Capitals (DC) is leading the points table followed by Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI).
“JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that Rishabh Pant will continue as Captain for the remainder of the #IPL2021 season. #YehHaiNayiDilli,” wrote Delhi Capitals (DC) in a Twitter tweet to announce the development.
Former DC skipper, Shreyas Iyer sustained a shoulder injury during India vs England limited-overs series earlier this year and the cricketer was subsequently ruled out for the entire IPL 2021.
Iyer regained his fitness recently after he underwent rehab at National Cricket Academy Bangalore. The cricketer was seen multiple times training with NCA heads during his rehab program.
DC will open its phase 2 campaign for IPL 2021 on 22nd September as they will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai International Stadium.