During the press conference, Shreyas Iyer, the new captain of Delhi Daredevils, said that former captain Gautam Gambhir decided to sit out of the team against Kolkata Knight Riders shortly after leaving the captaincy of the team. Leading the side, spreading sensation by playing a 93-run innings on just 40 balls against KKR.
Shreyas Iyer blasted 93 off 40 balls — the highest score by any player on captaincy debut in the history of IPL.
Delhi recorded its second win in this IPL. This victory has put an end to the loss of Delhi’s IPL season, although they are still at least seventh in the points table.
If Delhi is to stay in season, then it becomes necessary that he perform well in the forthcoming matches. Like Shreyas, who has taken charge of the team, and has also started capturing the expectations of the viewer looking at his innings against Kolkata.
A solid foundation set by the initial pair of Prithvi Shaw and Colin Munro gave a good start in the first match of Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy. Munroe got a chance to play against KKR due to Gambhir’s exit, and Captain Iyer confirmed during the interaction with the reporters after the game, it was Gautam Gambhir’s decision, who decided to retreat and someone else Decided to give place.
Shreyas Iyer said, “I have not called anyone to be honest.” The decision to put Gautam outside was not mine. He himself decided to sit out of the team, due to the activities being done in previous matches, the decision was taken by Gautam as a captain was truly courageous, in my mind the respect for him has actually become high.”
“ It is, in fact, their magnitude that if he is not performing well as a captain, then abusing him is a bold decision. At their place, Colin Monroe got a chance in the team and he gave us the desired start. “
Opener Munro played an aggressive inning of 59 runs in 18 balls, which provided DD a strong position in the match. In this IPL season, Delhi’s team has created the highest target. It allowed batsmen like Iyer and Glenn Maxwell to take a little longer before tying.
He said, “It’s just that we got a good start, all the players knew what their role would be, and in fact, everyone contributed well. It was an entire team’s effort, it was not a personal game, they started taking their responsibilities. “
Gambhir had stepped down as the captain of the IPL 2018 franchise a few days ago, in which the team had won only one out of six games. During a press conference, Gambhir made his decision public, in which coaches Ricky Ponting, Franchisee CEO Hemant Dua and Iyer were present.