Delhi Capitals’ head coach Ricky Ponting mentioned that latest successes in opposition to Australia and England will give Rishabh Pant the boldness to steer after the India wicketkeeper-batsman was named captain of Delhi Capitals rather than the injured Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming IPL 2021 season.
“It is a great alternative for the younger Rishabh, who’s coming off profitable stints in opposition to Australia and England which is able to little doubt give him the boldness wanted to tackle a brand new position that comes with much more duty. The teaching group is worked up to work with him, and we won’t watch for the season to get began,” mentioned Ponting, the previous Australia skipper and talismanic batsman.
Pant had, within the latest previous, cemented his place as India’s all-format wicketkeeper-batsman. He performed a key position in serving to India win the Take a look at collection in Australia and at dwelling in opposition to England. His 97 on the fifth day of the third Take a look at in Sydney helped India earn a draw after which his 89 not out on the fifth and ultimate day of the fourth and ultimate Take a look at in Brisbane helped India obtain a historic Take a look at and collection win.
He additionally made 101 within the fourth and ultimate Take a look at in opposition to England in Ahmedabad earlier this month to show the sport round for India.
Primarily based on his match-turning and classic knocks in Take a look at matches, he was picked for the 2 white-ball collection in opposition to England the place too he excelled. He made quickfire scores of 70-odd within the final two ODIs.
On his new position, Pant mentioned, “Delhi is the place I grew up, and the place my IPL journey started six years in the past. To steer this workforce is a dream I’ve all the time harboured. And as we speak, as that dream comes true, I really feel humbled. I can not wait to offer my very best for Delhi Capitals.”
Iyer, who led Delhi Capitals to the ultimate of IPL 2020, had damage his left shoulder in the course of the recently-concluded ODI collection between India and England. The appropriate-handed batsman dislocated his shoulder within the first One-day Worldwide that India gained by 66 runs.
He mentioned he had anticipated Pant to switch him.
“After I sustained the shoulder harm, and Delhi Capitals wanted a frontrunner for this version of the IPL, I had little doubt that Rishabh could be the very best man for the job,” mentioned Iyer.