IPL 2021: Kapil Dev talks about Delhi Capitals’ chances of winning the tournament under Rishabh Pant

I wanted Pant to continue his fearless game but if management thinks that he can do better as a captain in near future then why not: Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev and Rishabh Pant
Kapil Dev and Rishabh Pant

Last year’s runner-ups Delhi Capitals are set to take the field in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a new skipper. The team management has appointed Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to take this role in IPL 2021. 

The DC fans are excited to watch Rishabh Pant captaining the side with many experienced players already in the squad. Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev also talked about Delhi’s chances of winning the IPL 2021 title in Rishabh Pant’s captaincy. He said that there are around a 25 per cent chance of Pant clinching the title for the Delhi-based franchise. He added that most other teams have experienced players leading their respective sides.

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“Yes, there may be 25-26% chances (of Pant winning the IPL for DC), I don’t think anything more than that because then you’re saying he’s better than the other teams (captains). He’s a new captain, he needs a lot of experience. But it’s a bit difficult to go all the way (in his first attempt as captain),” Kapil told ABP News.

‘It won’t be easy for Pant’: Dev

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant was in his prime form in international cricket across all formats

Kapil Dev reckoned that Rishabh Pant is a fearless cricketer and things won’t come easy for him as the DC skipper. The former cricketer added that he wants the southpaw to continue playing his natural game despite the additional responsibility.

“He has become the captain, what can be more secure than that. But with captaincy comes responsibility, as well. It will not be easy for Pant. I wanted him to continue his fearless game but if management thinks that he can do better as a captain in near future then why not. We’ll have to wait for the result of this responsibility in this season,” he added.

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