Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant said it is his and his side’s “ultimate goal” to win Delhi their maiden title. However, he also stressed that the team will be focussing on the process only. The same processes with which Rishabh Pant took Delhi to the top of the table in the first half of the season with 6 wins and 2 losses.
The wicketkeeper has been retained as the captain for the remainder of the season despite Shreyas Iyer returning to the side. Iyer missed the first chunk of the matches due to a shoulder injury and therefore Rishabh Pant was named the captain. But he has now been retained by the owners and the management impressed by his leadership skills.
“Obviously, the ultimate goal is to win the trophy, but as I said before also, we are going to focus on the process and hopefully, we can do the same things again and again which we did in the first phase of the IPL and hopefully we can win this trophy this year,” Rishabh Pant said ahead of the resumption of the tournament in the UAE.
I am feeling very good especially after coming out of the quarantine: Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant gave the interview after coming out from his 6-day quarantine, which he had to spend following his arrival from Manchester, where the fifth India-England Test was cancelled.
The Capitals have roped in Kulwant Khejroliya and Ben Dwarshuis as replacement players for M Siddharth and Chris Woakes respectively.
“I am feeling very good especially after coming out of the quarantine, it’s nice because you know nowadays, it’s getting difficult to quarantine, but it’s good to see new faces love to meet the teammates. In quarantine, I was just trying to sit outside on the balcony and all those things but coming for practice for the first day, yes, it’s pretty hot out there. But yes, just getting used to the conditions. Hopefully, I can do it in two three days,” the 23-year-old added.
The Capitals will take on the bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on September 22 to resume their season.