IPL 2020: It Gives Me A Lot Of Pride To Be Captaining Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer

IPL 2020: It Gives Me A Lot Of Pride To Be Captaining Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer Image Credits: BCCI

Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer has expressed, he is immensely proud to be the captain of Delhi Capitals. He was handed the captaincy in 2018 when Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the role mid-tournament. Iyer, 25,  is also the youngest captain in the IPL.  He has been very impressive and led the side to a third position finish in the IPL 2019.

The Delhi Capitals squad have been training for the last two weeks in UAE and are all set to challenge for the title in IPL 2020. Delhi capitals are one of the three sides to have never won the IPL trophy in the 12 seasons journey.

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Shreyas Iyer. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Shreyas Iyer takes big pride in captaining DC

Iyer has stated that the presence of Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting made his job easy last year. This year with being consistent for the Indian team he feels more responsible to captain his team,

“I was comfortable last year too. I had two big minds in my team, Sourav Ganguly and Ricky Ponting. They made my job easy. This time, having been consistent in the Indian team, it gives me a lot of pride and also responsibility as a player to be captaining such an amazing team. It has given me a sense of belief that I can really dominate at this position and also win everyone’s hearts at the same time.” said Shreyas Iyer.

Shreyas Iyer and Ricky Ponting
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The experience of senior players in the team really matters to me: Shreyas Iyer

With several senior players in the team, Shreyas Iyer tells their opinion really matters to him. He also stated they have been super cooperative to him and he has always found support from their end.

“You know all of them, they are great team guys. They don’t complain about anything. They never go against my decisions because they know I am a young captain and also, it’s important to support me at the same time. Their experience really matters to me because I can go up to them and ask them for advice and opinion.

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Image Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Delhi Capitals are set to face KXIP in their opening match of IPL 2020 on September 2020. The IPL 2020 will be played between September 19 and November 10. The venue this time is UAE and matches will be played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah respectively.

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