Report: Rishabh Pant to continue as Delhi Capitals captain ahead of Shreyas Iyer
If the reports from Sportskeeda are to be believed, India international wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will continue to lead the Delhi Capitals in the phase 2 of the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
Rishabh Pant was given the duty to lead the Delhi Capitals team in Indian Premier League 2021 edition after regular captain Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury in the limited overs series against England earlier this year.
With Shreyas Iyer now back at duty, there were questions among the Delhi Capitals fans that who will captain the Delhi Capitals in the phase 2 of the IPL 2021 edition.
According to Sportskeeda, the Delhi Capitals management are happy to have Shreyas Iyer back in team but will still continue with Rishabh Pant as captain for this year's remainder of the IPL matches.
A source quoted to Sportskeeda, "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 want to give him more time to recover. As a result, Pant will continue as captain, but only for the second half of IPL 2021."
Rishabh Pant as Delhi Capitals Captain
Rishabh Pant was exceptional as the leader of the team and didn't let the team feel the absence of Shreyas Iyer. Under Pant's leadership, Delhi Capitals played 8 matches and won 6 of them and stands at the top of the IPL 2021 points table.
Shreyas Iyer has lead to a new dawn in Delhi Capitals ever since taking over the team's captaincy duty. They reached the final of the IPL 2020 edition but was unfortunate to lose to the most successful franchise ever in the IPL history, Mumbai Indians.
With the Indian Premier League 2021 phase 2 set to resume from September 19, the teams have already departed for United Arab Emirates, where the IPL 2021 phase 2 will be played.
Delhi Capitals are one of the teams to have reached the UAE and serve the mandatory quarantine period. The team confirmed through their social media that they have reached UAE and have hit the net running before the kick-off on September 19 with Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians match.