Delhi Capitals’ new captain Rishabh Pant on Wednesday expressed gratitude to coach Ricky Ponting, DC management for showing faith in him and giving him the opportunity to lead the franchise for the Indian Premier League 2021 season.
Notably, Delhi Capitals appointed Rishabh Pant as their captain for the upcoming IPL 2021 after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out with a shoulder injury. Iyer had dislocated his left shoulder while fielding during the first ODI against England in Pune earlier this month.
Iyer had dislocated his left shoulder while fielding during the first ODI against England in Pune earlier this month.
This will be Rishabh Pant’s debut as IPL captain. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has captained Delhi’s state team in the past. He was also Delhi’s skipper in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament in 2017.
Pant took to his official Twitter handle to share a video in which he expresses his gratitude for being given the opportunity to lead the Delhi Capitals.
“Humbled at the opportunity to lead the franchise I’ve been part of for the past few years! Thank you @RickyPonting, the coaching staff, management, my teammates, and the fans for your faith in me.@DelhiCapitals: Let’s do this! #IPL2021,” Pant wrote on Twitter.
“Thank you Delhi Capitals for showing faith in me. I will try to give my 100 percent every day. Hopefully, we will cross the line this year. Delhi fans, keep supporting us,” Pant said in the video.
Pant was a key member of the Indian team which scripted the historic come from behind 2-1 Test series win in Australia in January. Pant also went on to play an important role in India’s 3-1 Test series win against England, amassing 270 runs from six innings, including a century.