IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant to continue as Delhi Capitals captain for remainder of season - Reports

Shreyas Iyer missed six months of action after dislocating his shoulder during the limited-overs series against England at home

Abhinav GoelAuthor

Updated - 31 August 2021 01:54 PM

Shreyas iyer and Rishabh pant

According to reports, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will be the captain of Delhi Capitals for the second leg of IPL 2021 as the team management wants to give Shreyas Iyer more time to recover. After almost six months, Shreyas Iyer has declared himself fit. However, he won't be given the captaincy duties as the Delhi team management has reportedly decided to continue with Rishabh Pant as the skipper for the remainder of IPL 2021 .

According to Sportskeeda, a Delhi Capitals Source stated, “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.”

Under Pant's captaincy, Delhi Capitals ended the first leg of IPL 2021 at the top of the points table as they won six of their eight matches. Notably, Shreyas Iyer led Delhi Capitals to their first IPL final in 2020 edition, which they lost to Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets.

I am feeling amazing: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer, who dislocated his shoulder during the limited-overs series against England at home, is gearing up to return to action for Delhi Capitals. After almost six months out, Shreyas revealed his state of mind after picking up the injury. Shreyas said that he will do "everything in my role" to help the team win their maiden IPL title this year.

He told Sports Today in an interview, “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.”

“It's a setback and you just have to push and come back strong. When I realized, I had to go under the knife, it was pretty hard to digest. The way I was training prior to the injury, I was at the highest level, at the peak and suddenly this freak injury happened,” he added.

Shreyas also thanked NCA head of cricket Rahul Dravid and his staff for their support during his rehab period.


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