Billings, who was picked up by the Delhi Capitals in the auction earlier this year, is looking forward to rejoining his former franchise and playing under the leadership of Rishabh Pant in the upcoming season.
Rishabh Pant, who is coming off a dream International season, will be leading the Delhi Capitals this year due to Shreyas Iyer’s shoulder injury that has ruled the latter out for a considerable period of time.
“It’s great to be back at the IPL. There are a great group of players and the DC camp has been very welcoming. I am very excited to be here,” he said in a Delhi Capitals release.
Sam Billings also shared his first-ever experience of watching Rishabh Pant and admitted that the southpaw is the best young cricketer that he has seen.
“I remember the first time I saw Rishabh play. We had a middle practice, and he was hitting bowlers like Chris Morris, Nathan Coulter-Nile and lot of other bowlers everywhere and then I asked Rahul Dravid (then Delhi franchise mentor), ‘Who is this guy?’ And now we all know who Rishabh Pant is and I actually said back then that he’s probably the best young player I have ever seen. We have seen what he does on a regular basis in the India shirt and also in the Delhi shirt. I am really happy for him and he will go from strength to strength,” said Billings.