Brian Lara believes that Rishabh Pant has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few months. The former West Indies skipper is also confident of the Indian wicket-keeper doing well as a skipper for Delhi Capitals in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2021.
“Around 6 months of international cricket for him, one against Australia and here against England. Now he is responsible for the captaincy because of injury. Plus, he doesn’t have the services of Nortje, Rabada, and Axar Patel. So, they are asking a lot of him. I think he has got a team that will support him which is most important. He has grown in the last 4 months and I think he will do a good job,” said Lara on Star Sports’ show ‘Select Dugout’.
Rishabh Pant has been in the form of his life. He has played some sensational knocks in the last few months for India, including a match-winning century against England in the fourth Test. In the absence of Shreyas Iyer, who has been ruled of IPL 2021 due to a shoulder injury, Rishabh Pant has been given the responsibility to lead Delhi Capitals.
Rishabh Pant has made a wonderful start as a skipper for DC. In his first game as a skipper, Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets on Saturday. DC will play their second game against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.