IPL 2021

Rishabh Pant impressed as captain Dhawan started off with a big win in IPL

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is strongly influenced by the captaincy of young Rishabh Pant. He said that Pant captained the team with patience in his first match and with the passage of time, he will get better.

Younger Rishabh Pant’s brilliant captaincy

Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is strongly influenced by the captaincy of young Rishabh Pant. He said that Pant captained the team with patience in his first match and with the passage of time, he will get better.

Pant has given the command of the Delhi team in IPL 2021 in place of regular captain Shreyas Iyer. Iyer injured in the ODI series against England. This is why he is out of the IPL.

23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Pant made a memorable start to his captaincy. He won by seven wickets in the match against Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. Dhawan said after the match that he (Pant) performed very well.

First of all, glad that we won the toss. It was good to bat later on this wicket. He kept patience and encouraged the players. He further said that he (Pant) also made good changes. This was his first match as captain, so I am sure he will be better from here.

I share the experience with young players: Dhawan

The left-handed batsman said that the best thing about Pant is that he maintains patience. He is very smart, which is very good. Asked if he would advise Pant as a senior player, Dhawan said that of course, I would advise.

Whenever young players talk with me about batting or mental things, I always share my information with them.

Dhawan hit an innings of 85 against CSK.

Dhawan hit 85 off 54 balls with the help of 10 fours and two sixes and added 138 runs for the first wicket with Prithvi Shaw (72). With this, Delhi achieved the target of 189 runs by losing three wickets with eight balls remaining.

Dhawan said that his team will try to maintain this rhythm even further. Delhi will next play against Rajasthan Royals on April 15 in Mumbai.

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