Shreyas Iyer confirms his availability for remainder of IPL 2021; breaks silence on Delhi Capitals captaincy

Rishabh Pant led the side in absence of Shreyas Iyer and did a fantastic job in first half of the season. Delhi are currently at top of the IPL 2021 points table.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 5 July 2021 6:07 pm

With the IPL 2021 set to resume in October this year, there have been lot of speculations around the league leaders - Delhi Capitals. They are currently at top of the table with 12 points in 8 matches and were one of the most impressive teams in first half of the season. However, they were playing without their captain (Shreyas Iyer) and were led by a new skipper in the form of Rishabh Pant.

With the fans wondering about the availability of Shreyas Iyer for the remainder of season and the probable captain for Delhi Capitals, the 26-year-old gave a major update about his ongoing recovery from the shoulder injury he suffered during a match against England earlier this year.

I will be there in IPL 2021: Iyer

The right-handed batsman has spent quite a long time on sideline since his shoulder surgery. After missing the first half of IPL 2021, he was expected to return in Indian squad for the Sri Lanka tour but missed out there as well. This led the fans to wonder about the present state of Shreyas Iyer's injury with no details yet on his date of return.

However, the 26-year-old cleared the air in his recent interaction with 'The Grade Cricketer'. Talking about his recovery, he said, "The healing process has been done. It's the last stage of achieving strength and range. That is gonna take about a month and training is obviously going on. Other than that, I feel that I will be there in the IPL (in UAE)."

Will Iyer be Delhi Capitals' captain?

Rishabh Pant led the side in absence of Shreyas Iyer and did a fantastic job as Delhi are currently at the top of the points table. With Iyer returning, it is going to be a very difficult decision for the management to decide who will lead the team. Talking about the captaincy dilemma, he said, "I don't know about the captaincy. It's in the hands of the owners."

Iyer added that the team has already been doing well as they are on top and that's what really matters to him. He concluded that his main aim and goal is to lift the trophy for Delhi which the franchise has never done before in history of IPL.