The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League is going to be crucial for the Delhi Capitals as they enter the tournament under a young leader. The Delhi franchise dismissed young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant due to a shoulder injury from regular captain Shreyas Iyer.
Followers of DC are extremely excited to lead Pant, which has many legends like Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith. The youngster has been in excellent form in recent times and as stated by team head coach Ricky Ponting, leadership responsibilities will nurture Pant as a cricketer.
Meanwhile, former India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has called Pant an X-factor for the Delhi Capital in the upcoming season. Talking on Star Sports, the cricketer told the commentator that the young player is very much confident which would be a plus point for the team in the tournament.
I think Rishabh Pant. Because if he was not in his best form last season, the kind of batting he has done for India this year, I think he is very confident with him and that is what you are doing when you are playing T20 matches. Want to. You do not want any doubt in your mind and especially players like Rishabh Pant. Parthiv told Star Sports.
Parthiv also highlighted how Pant is being recognized for his game and not by trying to be like former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
He said, he was a burden on MS Dhoni’s comparison and he also tried to do so, but he himself is a great player. He is not worried about being like MS Dhoni. He can be better than MS Dhoni or he can win the match on his own every time. So I think Rishabh Pant will probably handle the keys of the Delhi capitals.
Led by Rishabh Pant, the Delhi Capitals will begin the campaign against MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 10 April.