IPL 2021: Iyer is back but Pant to stay as Delhi Capitals captain

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Rishabh Pant has become the first choice captain for the Delhi Capitals. Photo courtesy
Rishabh Pant has become the first choice captain for the Delhi Capitals. Photo courtesy: Delhi Capitals.

Rishabh Pant will continue to be the Delhi Capitals captain even as Shreyas Iyer is back after recovering from a shoulder injury. Pant was handed the reins of the team after Iyer had to opt out of the Indian Premier League 2021 due to the injury.

The IPL 2021 was suspended abruptly due to outbreak of the second wave of Covid. Iyer got time to recover and join the team as the league resumes in the UAE to complete the remaining business for the season. It was expected that Iyer will take over the captaincy.

However, the Delhi Capitals on Thursday confirmed that Pant will stay as the captain for the remainder of the IPL 2021.

“JSW-GMR co-owned Delhi Capitals today announced that Rishabh Pant will continue as Captain for the remainder of the #IPL2021 season,” the Delhi-based IPL franchisee announced.

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Delhi Capitals co-owner Parth Jindal also took to social media to congratulate Rishabh Pant and said the skipper and former skipper Shreyas Iyer will work together to help the team reach the play-offs for the second successive time.

“Super excited for the remainder of season – very happy to have @ShreyasIyer15 back in the squad and fully fit – have no doubt that Rishabh and him together will continue the fantastic work done in the first half of the season – let’s bring home the title,” Jindal said.

Delhi Capitals will resume their IPL 2021 campaign in Dubai on September 22 with the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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