Newly-appointed skipper Rishabh Pant got off to a winning start as his team Delhi Capitals notched up a commanding seven-wicket win over three-time champions, Chennai Super Kings.
Pant, who is in the midst of a dream run, was appointed Delhi Capitals skipper after regular captain Shreyas Iyer got ruled out of the entire season due to a shoulder injury.
The Indian stumper couldn’t have asked for a better start to his captaincy career as the opening duo of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan made a mockery of CSK’s total.
While Shaw smashed a whirlwind 38-ball 72, Shikhar Dhawan smoked a rapid 54-ball 85 to take the Delhi Capitals on the cusp of an eventual seven-wicket win.
After the match, Prithvi Shaw said that while the Capitals will miss the leadership of Shreyas Iyer, he termed Rishabh Pang as a ‘fearless’ and a very ‘cool and calm’ captain.
”We really miss Shreyas Iyer, and he led the team very well. However, Rishabh Pant is very smart. He is fearless and enjoys the game. He’s very entertaining on the field and is very cool and calm as a Captain. He’s doing a fantastic job for the team,” Prithvi Shaw was quoted as saying in a DC press release.