IPL: 5 players Delhi Capitals (DC) regret not retaining

IPL: 5 players Delhi Capitals (DC) regret not retaining

The last time they had such a season was back in 2012, where they finished top of the table.

Pat Cummins of Delhi Daredevils
Pat Cummins of Delhi Daredevils. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After so many seasons of struggle, it seems like the Delhi Capitals (DC) are finally going to be in the playoffs this season and will be even contesting strongly for the title. Under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer and the mentorship of Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Kaif, the team has found a great rhythm which at the moment is pretty difficult to break.

They lost quite a few matches in the beginning, but once the likes of Kagiso Rabada hit a purple patch, they looked unbeatable. With seven victories in 11 matches, their place in nearly booked and they probably need another win to confirm their presence in the final four. The last time they had such a season was back in 2012, where they finished on top of the points table.

They got two shots at the final, just the way all top two teams over the years got, and managed to bottle both. Over the time period, they let go of some outstanding talents, which perhaps was the reason behind their downfall. Here are some names who they should’ve never let go of.

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Arguably the finest batsman in IPL history, on par with the likes of Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, David Warner has already earned the status of an IPL legend. His heroics for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been prolific since his first season of association with them in 2014, scoring more than 500 runs every time. He has also won the Orange Cup twice.

In the five seasons the southpaw spent with the Delhi-based franchise, Warner mustered 1,435 runs and also registered two centuries in his career. Yet, his international records and IPL numbers were not satisfying enough for the management to retain or buy him in the 2014 auction. He joined the Sunrisers in the 2014 auction and the rest, as they say, is history.