Former India opener Aakash Chopra has said that Delhi Capitals’ decision to retain Rishabh Pant as the captain is not ideal. Chopra said in a statement, ‘Rishabh Pant is the captain. That’s fine, but personally I didn’t like the decision. You decide a captain, appoint him, he stays with you for 2-3 years, takes the team to the finals. Meanwhile he gets injured and then you bring in a stand-in captain and later you say let’s stay with the stand-in.
Chopra, however, expressed confidence that the Delhi Capitals team will reach the semi-finals this time as they have to win just two matches out of the remaining four matches. He said, “Delhi Capitals had a great performance in their last IPL in UAE. It was one of the first teams to qualify. Of course he lost to Mumbai Indians four times but reached the final which was his best season.
The decision to choose the captain is understood to have put Delhi Capitals in a quandary and it was finally decided to continue with Pant as the captain, as he led the team to the top position before the tournament was postponed due to Corona. Was. It is noteworthy that Delhi Capitals on Thursday announced Pant as the captain for the remaining IPL 2021 season. Pant was named captain during the first leg of IPL 2021, when regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Shreyas, however, has now recovered and has returned to the team to play in the second phase of the IPL.