IPL 2021: ‘Am really happy for him’ – Shimron Hetmyer on Rishabh Pant’s captaincy appointment

It’s a good challenge for Rishabh Pant and I think he will live up to it very well: Shimron Hetmyer

Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer
Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer

Delhi Capitals (DC) appointed Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as their new captain ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This decision came after their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer suffered from a shoulder injury and was ruled out from the entire tournament. 

Pant is currently in his prime form and many cricket experts and DC fans are excited to watch him lead the side. Meanwhile, Delhi’s middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer said that playing under Rishabh Pant will be a good challenge. He also expressed happiness over Pant’s new role as the duo had played against each other during Under-19 cricket tournaments as well. 

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“Happy and sad at the same time because Shreyas isn’t here and I think it’s pretty good. I’m happy for him. [We] basically played against him from Under-19, so I’m really happy for him. Playing with him, playing under him will be a good challenge. It’s a good challenge for him and I think he will live up to it very well,” Hetmyer told Delhi Capitals TV.

‘Felt great on completing 7-day quarantine’: Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer has completed his mandatory seven-day quarantine period to join the Delhi squad. The West Indian batsman said that it felt great coming back out after seven days. Hetmyer is expected to feature in DC’s initial playing XI which is scheduled to play Chennai Super Kings on April 10. 

“It felt great coming back out today… after seven days, to be honest. Back home I was sitting just a little bit. But to be back in Delhi, in India to be honest is really good to be here. I’m enjoying it so far and even the first day, I’m enjoying it. Started enjoying it from the first day really, so more to come,” Hetmyer said about getting out in the field.

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