The Indian cricketer Shreyas Iyer is back on the field after a long time as he suffered shoulder injury earlier this year. He played an important innings of 47 runs not out yesterday for his team Delhi Capitals in the match against Sunrisers Hyderbad and helped his team attain victory.
Shreyas Iyer was appointed as the captain of DC in 2018 after Gautam Gambhir decided to quit but because of his injury, he was not able to play in the first leg of the IPL 2021 and Rishabh Pant was appointed as the team’s skipper. The team performed pretty well under the leadership of Rishabh Pant and when the tournament got postponed due to the COVID-19 scare, DC was at the top of the points table.
Many were expecting that Shreyas Iyer will be handed over the captaincy on his return but the team management of DC decided to stick with Rishabh Pant as the skipper.
While speaking in a match-conference, Shreyas Iyer talks about the issue of captaincy and states that he respects the decision of the franchise to continue with Rishabh Pant as the skipper. He also asserts that he hasn’t gone under any big change after losing his captaincy, in fact he is able to focus more on his batting than before.
Shreyas Iyer further states that the captaincy has helped him in the last two years in terms of temperament and decision-making. He adds that Rishabh Pant has been doing pretty well as the captain because of which the management has decided to let him continue to lead the team in this season. Shreyas also says that as a skipper, he likes to feel the pressure because it results in challenges and he mental state is conditioned to perform well under pressure.
DC is at the top of the points table with 7 wins in the 9 matches that it has played till now and its place in the play-offs seems to be almost certain.
Last year, DC reached the final under Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy but lost it to Mumbai Indians. Do you think DC will win its first IPL title this year?