Rishabh Pant will lead Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Pant has been named the captain of Delhi Capitals in the absence of their regular captain Shreyas Iyer, who has been ruled out of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder during the first ODI between India and England.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant can’t wait to start his new journey with Delhi Capitals against his mentor Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He has been hoping to use “learnings” from the legendary former India captain to beat him in the IPL clash on Saturday.
“My first match as captain will be against Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai. It will be a good experience for me as I have learned a lot from him. I have my own experience as a player as well.”I’ll apply my own experience and the learnings from MS Dhoni, and try to do something different against CSK,” Rishabh Pant was quoted as saying in a press release issued by Delhi Capitals.
Rishabh Pant excited to lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021
Pant, who has scored 2,079 runs in 68 IPL games, has said that he would be working hard to give Delhi Capitals its maiden IPL title.
“…I am looking forward to making most of this opportunity. We haven’t won a title yet and I will try my level best to get a title this year. We’ve been playing nicely as a team from last two-three years and our preparations are going on well. Everyone looks in great frame of mind. Everyone is giving their 100 percent and is happy in the team environment, and that’s what you want as a Captain,” he further added.
“He (Ricky) has been so amazing for us in the last two-three years.”He brings energy to the team and as a player when you see your coach and you’re thinking this is the man from whom you can learn a lot, then nothing is better than that. Hopefully, we will cross the line this year, with the help of Ricky and the whole team,” Rishabh Pant concluded.