Rishabh Pant DC Captain
For the first time, Rishabh Pant has been given the captaincy of an IPL franchise. He has been a part of the Delhi squad since 2016. He has been given this responsibility since Iyer is currently injured. Last year, Shreyas led Delhi Capitals to the finals where they lost to the Mumbai Indians. But, Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals In IPL 2021.
It is going to be challenging for Pant as while he is a great player, captaincy is something that he will be doing for the first time. It will be interesting to see for sure. If he manages to do it well, then his place in the Indian cricketing world will only get stronger.
Pant’s IPL Record before the captaincy
While he has performed decent in almost all IPLs, his best one was IPL 2018 when he managed to maintain an average of 52.61 runs per innings. Also, except for 2016 and 2020, he has managed to keep his strike rate above 150 which is a great thing.
Challenges Rishabh Pant Is Going To Face
Yes, he will be able to motivate his teammates if he performs well but there are other aspects to captaincy also like taking crucial decision while the team is under pressure. Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals In IPL 2021. Hopefully, he will do great and we will be able to do his best.
He is also a jolly cricketer as we have seen him do his ‘antics’ while wicketkeeping. Maybe he will tone that down as he is now a captain. We all did see that during India’s tour of Australia when he had moments like singing the Spiderman song.
Also, since the morale of the team is going to be high as they were the runner-up’s last year, he has a chance to create history by taking DC to its first-ever IPL title. Whatever happens, don’t forget to enjoy the IPL 2021!