David Warner against Rishabh pants! Delhi Capitals unveil last-minute captaincy change ahead of IPL 2024

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Ricky Ponting, Rishabh Pant Delhi Capitals


On Tuesday, March 19, Delhi Capitals (DC) made a big captaincy announcement ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The star wicketkeeper-batsman RISHABH PANTS has been officially named captain of the franchise for next season.

Since he debuted in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rishabh Pant has been a part of only one franchise: Delhi Capitals (previously known as Delhi Daredevils).

Rishabh Pant made his IPL debut in 2016 and has been a consistent player for the Delhi-based franchise ever since. After playing for seven seasons, the star wicketkeeper-batsman was forced to miss the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.

In March 2021, he was named captain of the Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 after regular captain Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the competition due to injury. The franchise then decided to retain him as captain and released Shreyas Iyer who joined Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as captain.

Meanwhile, his absence from IPL 2023 was a colossal blow for the Delhi Capitals (DC) and to cope with his absence, they handed over the leadership to veteran Australian National Cricket Team opener David Warner. However, the franchise had a torrid outing as it won only 5 of 14 matches and finished 9th in the 10-team points table in IPL 2023.

Notably, Rishabh Pant missed the season with Delhi Capitals (DC) as he was seriously injured in a horrific car accident in December 2022. His injuries kept him out of action for over a year and he will return to competitive cricket in IPL. 2024.

The champion wicketkeeper-batsman worked very hard and recovered well and quickly to be available for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. A strong outing in the cash-rich league would also earn him a place in the ICC Men’s T20 World India. 2024 Cup squad.

Rishabh Pant will captain Delhi Capitals in the next edition of the Indian Premier League – DC

In an official press release, Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday confirmed that they will return to their original captain Rishabh Pant and he will replace David Warner at the helm.

“Rishabh Pant will captain the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The wicketkeeper-batsman returns to professional cricket after 14 months and has been part of the Delhi Capitals’ pre-season preparatory camp in Vizag,” DC said in a statement.

Speaking on the appointment of Rishabh Pant as captain, DC Chairman and Co-Owner Parth Jindal said that they are delighted to welcome the wicketkeeper-batsman and expressed their excitement to see him in action. He said:

“We are delighted to welcome Rishabh back as our Captain. Courage and bravery have always dictated his cricketing style and, unsurprisingly, even his road to recovery. “I can’t wait to see him join our team once again as we look forward to a new season with renewed passion, vigor and enthusiasm.”

Meanwhile, co-owner Kiran Kumar Grandhi said the star cricketer worked hard during the challenging phase of his career.

“Rishabh has worked incredibly hard during one of the most challenging phases of his life. I have no doubt that his teammates will take huge inspiration from that as they embark on a new season. Captain Rishabh and the team have our best wishes.”

Delhi Capitals (DC) will be seen in action in the second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. They will face Punjab Kings (PBKS) on March 23.I walk from home.