Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant connected Saturday became the fifth-youngest skipper to pb a squad successful the Indian Premier League past erstwhile helium took the tract for the flip arsenic Delhi Capitals skipper against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings successful the 2nd lucifer of IPL 2021 successful Mumbai.
Notably, Delhi Capitals had named Pant arsenic their skipper for IPL 2021 aft their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled retired with a enarthrosis injury. Pant has captained Delhi’s authorities squad successful the past. He was besides Delhi's skipper successful the Syed Mushtaq Ali tourney successful 2017.
For the archetypal clip successful his career, Rishabh Pant volition beryllium starring an IPL franchise and his archetypal duty volition beryllium against MS Dhoni, the antheral whom helium looks up to arsenic a mentor and guru.
"The wicket is somewhat softer underneath. I'm going to beryllium a premix of acquisition and youth. Good to person the archetypal outing with Mahi bhai. Stoinis, Hetmyer, Woakes, and Tom Curran are our overseas players. We are not playing successful Delhi, truthful we are fine," Rishabh Pant said aft winning the toss.
At the property of 23, Pant has go the fifth-youngest skipper successful IPL aft Steve Smith, Virat Kohli (RCB), Suresh Raina (CSK) and Shreyas Iyer (DC). Pant has large shoes to capable successful arsenic Iyer had taken DC to their maiden IPL last past year. DC qualified for the playoffs successful the past 2 seasons nether Iyer which is wherefore determination volition beryllium a spot of unit connected Pant to bash the aforesaid this year.
If Rishabh Pant becomes palmy successful starring the Delhi-based franchise to glory successful IPL 2021, past the batsman volition registry himself arsenic the youngest skipper to triumph the IPL title.