IPL 2021: All eyes on Rishabh Pant as DC aims for maiden title


New Delhi: Newly-appointed Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant will focus on the learnings he gained from former Indian skipper MS Dhoni to be at par with him during the team’s opening match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.

The wicketkeeper-batsman is really looking forward to playing against Dhoni’s CSK on Saturday.

“My first match as captain will be against Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai. It will be a good experience for me as I have learned a lot from him,” said Pant in a video posted on ‘Delhi Capitals’ Twitter handle.

“I have my own experience as a player as well. I’ll apply my own experience and the learnings from MS Dhoni, and try to do something different against CSK,” he added.

Pant will step in as skipper for the 14th edition of the tournament as regular skipper Shreyas Iyer hurt his left shoulder during the India-England ODI series.

The wicket-keeper batsman, who has scored 2,079 runs in 68 IPL matches, expressed that he is excited to lead the Delhi Capitals in the cash-rich league and is looking forward to making the most of the opportunity.

“I would like to thank all the coaches and the owners for giving me this opportunity and I am looking forward to making most of this opportunity. We haven’t won a title yet and I will try my level best to get a title this year,” said Pant.