Aakash Chopra says “Don’t like DC’s decision of keeping Rishabh Pant as captain” in Indian Premier League. Aakash Chopra has expressed his disagreement with the Delhi Capitals’ decision. Also, to stick with stand-in captain Rishabh Pant for the second half of IPL 2021. Despite Shreyas Iyer’s recovery.
Iyer took up the job in a difficult phase for the franchise in 2018. The team led DC to their best-ever finish in 2020. When they lost to the Mumbai Indians in the final. He dislocated his shoulder during an ODI in March. Resulted of missed the India leg of the season. Aakash Chopra suggested it wasn’t fair on Iyer. It is not to regain his leadership position. Just because Rishabh Pant was doing well in international cricket.
“Rishabh Pant is the captain. It’s OK but personally I didn’t like that decision. You decide on one captain, appoint him, he stays with you for 2-3 years, takes the team to the final, he gets injured, you bring in a stand-in captain and then you say let’s stay with the stand-in; ‘Because he’s doing well in international cricket, Shreyas, you can wait,” Aakash Chopra said.
“Ideally that’s not the right thing to do but it is what it is,” Chopra remarked in a video on his YouTube channel.
Aakash Chopra also noted that DC is the table-toppers in IPL 2021. Also, need just two more wins to qualify in the top four. For the third consecutive time. According to him, it is certain to happen.
“In their last IPL in the UAE, they were brilliant. They were one of the first teams to qualify. Yes, they lost to MI four times but reached the finals which were their best season. Can they get better than that? They just have to win two matches and they’ll qualify so there’s no doubt this team will reach the final four,” Chopra said.
Lastly, Delhi Capitals will start its UAE campaign with a match. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad on September 22 in Dubai.