Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra has opined that Delhi Capitals (DC) should retain wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as a captain for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
The outstanding run of Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 ended after the team faced a 3-wicket defeat in the thrilling Qualifier 2 encounter Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Losing the toss and batting first Delhi Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw started slow scoring only 6 runs in the first two overs. After losing wickets at regular intervals DC managed to post only 135 runs on the board.
In the second innings, the Delhi Capitals bowling unit was unable to stop KKR openers Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill and they added 96 runs for the first wicket. However, the bowler made a stunning comeback dismissing 5 Kolkata Knight Riders batters by giving only 7 runs. However, Rahul Tripathi smashed a six to help Kolkata Knight Riders snatch the win from the jaws of defeat.
Everyone Cannot Be A MS Dhoni – Ashish Nehra
Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra believes that everyone can not be MS Dhoni and it’s unfair to compare Pant with the legendary Indian captain. During an interaction on Cricbuzz Nehra stated:
“Everyone cannot be an MS Dhoni, who came in and won the T20 World Cup directly in 2007. Give Pant some time to improve,”
Ashish Nehra mentioned that Pant made some tactical errors but with time he will learn and improve. Nehra asserted:
“Pant should be retained as DC captain for next season. The more he plays, the better he will get. There is no doubt about that. The sooner he learns, the better for him and the franchise. Keeping aside a few tactical mistakes that he made, he was good as captain,”