Mohammad Azharuddin Makes Bold Prediction On Rishabh Pant’s Future | Cricket Newsnewstolive - March 31, 2021 25 0 COMMENTS
Rishabh Pant has been named Delhi Capitals captain for the 2021 season of the IPL.© BCCI/IPL
Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant may be a front-runner for the nationwide staff captaincy within the years forward. Delhi Capitals on Tuesday appointed Pant because the captain of the facet for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The wicket-keeper batsman will step in as skipper for the 14th version of the match as common skipper Shreyas Iyer damage his left shoulder throughout the not too long ago concluded India-England ODI collection.
Azharuddin, who performed 334 ODIs and 99 Tests for India, on Wednesday mentioned he will not be shocked if selectors see Pant as an possibility for Indian captaincy within the close to future.
“Rishabh Pant has had such fabulous few months, establishing himself in all formats. It won’t come as a surprise if the selectors see him as a front-runner fr Indian captaincy in near future. His attacking cricket will stand India in good stead in times to come,” Azharuddin tweeted.
Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting additionally feels captaincy will make Pant a greater participant. The former Australia skipper additionally mentioned Pant deserves to steer the franchise taking a look at his current performances.
“@RishabhPant17 grab his opportunity. It’s well deserved for his recent performances and he’s coming in with a lot of confidence. I’m convinced captaincy will make him an even better player,” Ponting tweeted.
On his new position, Pant in a press release mentioned, “Delhi is where I grew up, and where my IPL journey began six years ago. To lead this team one day is a dream I’ve always harboured. And today, as that dream comes true, I feel humbled. I am truly grateful, especially to our team owners, who considered me capable enough for this role. With an amazing coaching staff, and a plethora of accomplished seniors around me, I can’t wait to give my absolute best for Delhi Capitals.”
Delhi Capitals will start their IPL 2021 marketing campaign in opposition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.
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