- Pant had scored 270 runs in the Test series against England.
- Scored 77 and 78 runs in the 3-match ODI series.
- Pant captained Delhi in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in the year 2017
Delhi Capitals have captained wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant for the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The team’s regular captain Shreyas Iyer has been away from cricket for nearly 5 months due to a shoulder injury.
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Shreyas suffered this injury recently during fielding in the first ODI of the 3-match series against England. Delhi Capitals on Tuesday entrusted Pant with captaincy.
The Delhi team has great players like R Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin), Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Shikhar Dhawan. After Pant was made the captain, some people expressed happiness on social media while some compared it to other players.
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One user shared the meme, writing, “Despite Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith and Ravichandran Ashwin, Delhi Capitals made their captain Rishabh Pant for IPL 2021.” Another user shared the meam, writing, ‘Pant will be the new captain of Delhi Capitals in Iyer’s absence. What does Smith, Rahane, Ashwin and Dhawan mean?
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In great form Pant
Pant played a key role in India’s 3–1 win in the Test series against England in which he scored 270 runs in six innings with the help of a century. Pant was in superb form in the ODI series after the T20 International series against England in which he played two matches. In this, he played innings of 77 and 78 runs.