Rishabh Pant is out of the field for a long time after being injured in a car accident. He is the captain of the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. In the absence of Pant, who will be the acting captain of Delhi in the upcoming IPL? Several names were coming up. However, ending all speculations, Delhi has chosen Australian cricketer David Warner as the captain. Delhi officially announced his name.
Akshar Patel’s name also came up as a possible captain. Who served as Rishabh Pant’s assistant captain in last year’s IPL. But Ponting, Sourav has faith in Warner, the experienced captain who once championed Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has led Delhi before.
Delhi gave priority to experience. But this duty is in charge. Rishabh Pant will get the baton back if he is fit. India’s star wicketkeeper Batter was seriously injured in a horrific car accident last December. Due to this, he will not be able to play IPL this season. So Warner will be seen leading the team throughout the season. Akshar Patel will also serve as the vice-captain of Delhi Capitals.
Rishabh Pant’s current physical condition makes it virtually impossible for him to play a professional match in 2023. Can’t play in IPL naturally. Saurabh had to choose a new captain.
After taking over the new charge, David Warner said, “Rishabh has been a fantastic captain for Delhi Capitals and we will all miss him.” I would like to thank the management for the faith they have always shown in me. This franchise has always been my second home and I am very excited to lead the talented players. I am looking forward to meeting everyone.’
During Warner’s first stint in Delhi (then called Delhi Daredevils), he captained a few matches. After spending 2009 to 2013 in Delhi, Sunrisers moved to Hyderabad. In 2015, Hyderabad became the champion by making him the captain.
In all, Warner has captained a total of 69 matches in the IPL. Won 35 matches. 32 matches had to be defeated. With this statistic, this Aussie star is fifth on the list of the most successful captains in the history of IPL. Let’s see if he can give Saurabh a trustworthy status by championing Delhi!