Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels Rishabh Pant may very well be additionally handed captaincy of the nationwide group in coming years. Pant, on Tuesday, was named Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper for the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman will lead the Delhi outfit instead of injured Shreyas Iyer. Iyer, who led Delhi Capitals to the ultimate of the IPL 2020 season, dislocated his left shoulder throughout the recently-concluded ODI collection between India and England.
“Rishabh Pant has had such fabulous few months, establishing himself in all codecs. It gained’t come as a shock if the selectors see him as a front-runner fr Indian captaincy in close to future. His attacking cricket will stand India in good stead in occasions to return,” wrote Azharuddin on Twitter.
After his appointment because the captain of the Delhi Capitals, Pant had stated he really feel humbled to guide the facet and the wicketkeeper-batsman is eager to offer his finest within the upcoming IPL season.
“Delhi is the place I grew up, and the place my IPL journey started six years in the past. To guide this group sooner or later is a dream I’ve at all times harboured. And at the moment, as that dream comes true, I really feel humbled,” stated Pant.
“I’m really grateful, particularly to our group house owners, who thought-about me succesful sufficient for this position. With an incredible teaching employees, and a plethora of completed seniors round me, I am unable to wait to offer my very best for Delhi Capitals.”
Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina additionally congratulated Pant, including that he will likely be a ‘talismanic’ chief and can don the skipper’s cap with pleasure. Pant has been in nice kind currently. 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.
“Heartiest congratulations to @RishabhPant17 on being named the captain of @DelhiCapitals for this season. I’m positive he will likely be a talismanic chief and will likely be donning this new cap with pleasure,” Raina tweeted.