IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant likely to continue as Delhi Capitals skipper in UAE leg
Pant led the Delhi Capitals as Shreyas Iyer missed the first phase of IPL due to shoulder injury.
Updated - Sep 9, 2021 7:36 pm
The second leg of the Indian Premier League is all set to commence from September 19. In the second half of the tournament, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is likely to continue as the captain of the Delhi Capitals. Pant was given the mantle of captaining the Delhi Capitals in the first phase of the IPL 2021 as Shreyas Iyer missed out on the tournament owing to a shoulder injury.
Iyer had sustained the injury during the white-ball series against England at home. This resulted in him missing the IPL 2021 and the 23-year-old Pant was handed over the duty. However, Iyer has completely recovered from his injury ahead of the second half of the IPL. With him fit now, there has been a round of discussions on who will skipper the side in the UAE leg.
According to sources, Rishabh Pant is likely to captain Delhi Capitals for the remainder of the season. “While it is great news that Shreyas Iyer is fit again and ready to get back to action, it is understood that the DC management wants to give him more time to recover. As a result, Pant will continue as captain, but only for the second half of IPL 2021,” a source informed Sportskeeda.
Delhi Capitals had a splendid run in the first half of IPL 2021
Under the captaincy of Pant, Delhi Capitals had an impressive run in the Indian leg of the IPL 2021. The team has registered six victories from the eight matches they played and currently tops the points table with 12 points to their account. Except for those who are on national duties, the players of the franchise have reached UAE and begun training after completing their mandatory quarantine period.
On the other hand, Shreyas Iyer, who recovered from the injury, recently stated that he is all raring to take the charge of the field again. He also admitted that going through the rehabilitation period was tough. “Currently, I am feeling amazing, the journey was awesome, to be honest. I never hesitated for a while but right after the injury, I was sulking a bit and I didn’t know exactly what to do. I went into the dressing room and cried and it took me a while to digest it but yeah, at the end of the day, you need to go through all of it,” he said.