New Delhi: The Delhi Capitals (DC) have named wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as their new captain for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) edition.
The JSW-GMR co-owned IPL franchise, made the announcement on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Delhi Capitals’ regular captain Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the IPL 2021 edition after he dislocated his left shoulder during the third ODI between India and England in MCA Stadium in Pune on March 28. He dived to stop a shot and landed awkwardly and was led out of the field by the Indian team physio in pain, holding his shoulder.
Iyer will be undergoing surgery to fix his injured shoulder and will not be playing in the upcoming IPL 2021 edition, which was confirmed by Parth Jindal, co-owner of Delhi Capitals.
DC Chairman & Co-owner Mr. Kiran Kumar Grandhi wished Shreyas Iyer a speedy recovery and lauded his achievements as DC captain under whom DC made it to their maiden IPL 2020 final in UAE. He also announced Rishabh Pant as the new Delhi Capitals captain for IPL 2021.