While all the discussion encompassing captaincy in IPL 2022 has for the most part been about MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has intrigued every last one with his leadership skills. Tipped as a future India skipper, Pant the captain has had a greater number of hits than misses so far in his term as IPL skipper.
Since taking over from Shreyas Iyer last year, Pant drove DC to the playoff games in IPL 2021 and this year, the franchise is put fifth on the points table. That most DC players, in some meeting or the other, have praised their skipper is a demonstration of the right notes Pant is hitting.
Rovman Powell Shares How Rishabh Pant Helped Him Adjust To The IPL
Kuldeep Yadav even went on to say that Pant guides him a ton like MS Dhoni used to while playing for India. Doubtlessly, there can’t be a greater commendation than that. Also, DC’s Rovman Powell talked about the help he got from Pant when he previously had several below-par performances for the team.
“I had a conversation with Rishabh. He came to my room after I failed in the first two games. He just reinforced the fact and said, ‘Listen, you’re a good player. Just relax. You will play more matches. These are just the first few games in the IPL. No matter how good a player you are, it takes time adjusting.
“It’s the best league in the world after all. And I gradually realised it. I am kind of impacting the game for the Delhi Capitals and hopefully, I can keep doing more to increase our chances of reaching the Playoffs,” Powell said on the Delhi Capitals podcast.
We Bond Over Food: Rovman Powell Talks About His Relation With Rishabh Pant
Powell, who bonds very well with Pant, opened up on the kinship he imparts to his commander at DC.
“We message. We talk over the phone. Not necessarily cricket. But a lot of other things. He shares his story with me, I do mine. We have a lot of similarities in that regard. We come from poor by humble background and now we’re both using cricket as a driving force to take out families out of poverty.
“So we talk along that line. We bond over food. It’s good to have a captain, who, even when you lose games, remains calm,” added Powell.