Amit Mishra, who is eager to play in the IPL 2021, praised the new Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant and said that he was happy that the wicketkeeper-batsman was leading the DC team this season.
India leg-spinner Amit Mishra will be looking forward to IPL 2021 when he will turn out for Delhi Capitals, given that his IPL 2020 was cut short due to a fractured finger on his bowling hand. Mishra is one of the most successful bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Mishra, who made his IPL debut in 2008 with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and since then has taken 160 wickets in 150 matches with a best of 5/17 and an economy of 7.34. Mishra is also the only bowler in IPL to take three hat-tricks and each of his hat-tricks has come for a different team he played for.
I Share A Great Bond With Rishabh Pant: Amit Mishra
Rishabh Pant was named the DC captain after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the entire season due to his shoulder injury which he suffered during the first ODI between India and England. He is slated to undergo surgery on April 8 and the DC team management banked on young Pant to lead the team.
“I had good relation with Virender Sehwag and similarly I share a great bond with Rishabh Pant. I am very happy that he is the captain. He has changed himself in every aspect with regards to his game, fitness and inherent nature and that shows, he has changed his game completely in 4-5 months,” Mishra said.
“Any leg-spinner needs a good captain because when the bowler is under attack, you need that sort of a skipper, who would back you to the hilt and give you that requisite confidence even when you have gone for a few runs,” Amit Mishra said about the importance of captain’s influence in helping leg-spinners deliver.
I Am Still Second In The List Of All-Time T20 Wicket-Takers In IPL: Amit Mishra On Wanting To Continue Playing
Amit Mishra had played his last international match for India in 2017 and in his last ODI series against New Zealand, was the Man of the Series with 15 wickets. He still wants to continue playing cricket until his body permits.
“I am playing the world’s toughest T20 league for the past 13 seasons, which is an achievement in itself. I am still second in the list of all-time T20 wicket-takers in IPL. Isse zyada kya performance karega insaan? What else can one do?) I am a top performer in an elite league, where competition is fierce. My job is to perform and I have been doing that for ages now. I play because I still love this game. Next year, I will again play domestic cricket if my body permits,” Amit Mishra said.