“Unfortunate that Shreyas will miss the tournament, but looking forward to seeing @RishabhPant17 grab his opportunity. It’s well deserved for his recent performances and he’s coming in with a lot of confidence. I’m convinced captaincy will make him an even better player,” Ponting tweeted.
Pant, who has been in sensational form across formats this year, will make his tournament captaincy debut in IPL 2021. He has led Delhi’s state team in the past.
Delhi Capitals will open their IPL 2021 campaign against 3-time champions Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 10. (UNI)