Delhi Capitals Captain Rishabh Pant: Rishabh Pant was given the command for IPL 2021 after the injury of captain Shreyas Iyer, who took Delhi Capitals to the final of the Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL). DC’s fans were expecting Pant, who rocked the bat, to show his talent even in captaincy.
Delhi’s first match in IPL 2021 was against Chennai Super Kings. In this match, Pant showed the example of his brilliant captaincy and started Delhi’s campaign by defeating one of the most successful teams of IPL. Delhi had to face defeat against Rajasthan Royals in their next match. But after that, Delhi Capitals led by Captain Pant defeated Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad to register a hat-trick win.
Great start for Delhi under Pant’s captaincy
Delhi had strengthened its claim for the playoffs by winning 6 matches in its first 8 matches, when the IPL was postponed due to the increasing outbreak of Corona. The BCCI decided to organize the second leg of the league in the UAE and Delhi faced Sunrisers Hyderabad at the International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Delhi started their campaign with a win here as well and qualified for the playoffs by winning 10 out of 14 matches in their league, finishing at the top of the points table.
This is Delhi’s best performance in league matches after 2012. While Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) won 11 matches in the league in 2012, Delhi made it to the last four in 2009 by winning 10 matches.
Delhi won most matches after 2012
Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi has won 10 or more matches in the league since 2012. Last season, under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, DC qualified for the playoffs by winning 9 matches and made it to the finals. Pant’s captaincy record so far has been excellent and DC fans will be hoping to go a step ahead and give Delhi the title for the first time. Ever since Pant has been given the captaincy, his bat has also started speaking in the old style and when the captain is going to play fearlessly, then his effect is visible on the whole team. In such a situation, fans of DC must be hoping that Rishabh Pant ends the drought that has been going on since the inaugural season of IPL.