Rishabh Pant can’t wait to start out his captaincy stint with Delhi Capitals towards mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings, hoping to make use of “learnings” from the long-lasting former skipper to upstage him within the IPL conflict on Saturday.
Delhi will tackle Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings right here on Saturday. The 23-year-old extremely rated wicketkeeper-batsman can’t wait to start out his stint as a pacesetter in that match.
“My first match as captain might be towards Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai. It will likely be a very good expertise for me as I’ve discovered lots from him. I’ve my very own expertise as a participant as nicely.
“I will apply my very own expertise and the learnings from MS Dhoni, and attempt to do one thing totally different towards CSK,” Pant was quoted as saying in a press launch issued by Delhi Capitals.
The bubbling teenager has endured a roller-coaster experience in worldwide cricket, gaining in prominence and respect up to now few months along with his gutsy batting and drastically improved conserving.
He typically attracts comparisons with Dhoni however has maintained that he’s aiming for an area of his personal though he does flip to the senior participant for recommendation and mentorship.
Pant, who has scored 2,079 runs in 68 IPL matches, stated he could be working laborious to provide DC its maiden IPL title.
“…I’m trying ahead to creating most of this chance. We’ve not received a title but and I’ll strive my degree greatest to get a title this yr. We have been enjoying properly as a staff from final two-three years and our preparations are occurring nicely,” he stated.
“Everybody seems to be in nice way of thinking. Everyone seems to be giving their 100 p.c and is completely happy within the staff atmosphere, and that is what you need as a Captain,” he added.
When requested in regards to the affect of head coach Ricky Ponting on the staff, Pant stated, “He (Ricky) has been so superb for us within the final two-three years.
“He brings power to the staff and as a participant while you see your coach and also you’re considering that is the person from whom you possibly can study lots, then nothing is healthier than that.
“Hopefully, we are going to cross the road this yr, with the assistance of Ricky and the entire staff.”