Rishabh Pant is likely to continue leading the Delhi Capitals for the second leg of IPL 2021, scheduled to be held in the UAE. He led the team in the first phase of the tournament after Shreyas Iyer got ruled out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. In Shreyas Iyer’s absence, Pant impressed one and all with his leadership. At the end of the first phase, Delhi Capitals sit at the top of the points table.
Shreyas Iyer has recovered from his injury and is likely to take part in the remainder of the tournament. However, reports have suggested that Rishabh Pant will continue leading the side.
“While it is great news that Shreyas Iyer is fit again and ready to get back to action, it is understood that the DC management want to give him more time to recover. As a result, Pant will continue as captain, but only for the second half of IPL 2021.”
Delhi Capitals have enjoyed a terrific outing in the first leg of the tournament, winning six out of 8 games. For the unversed, Delhi Capitals have reached UAE and begun their preparations for the second half of the tournament.
Shreyas Iyer’s availability would strengthen their batting unit further. He recently updated on his fitness ahead of the second leg of the tournament. Iyer stated that the recovery period and time spent outside of the cricket field was tough for him.
“Currently, I am feeling amazing, the journey was awesome, to be honest. I never hesitated for a while but right after the injury, I was sulking a bit and I didn’t know exactly what to do. I went into the dressing room and cried and it took me a while to digest it but yeah, at the end of the day, you need to go through all of it.” Iyer told Sports Today.
“It’s a setback and you just have to push and come back strong. When I realized, I had to go under the knife, it was pretty hard to digest. The way I was training prior to the injury, I was at the highest level, at the peak and suddenly this freak injury happened,” he added.
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