Delhi Daredevils, have appointed seasoned left- hander Gautam Gambhir as their captain for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League. It is homecoming of sorts for Gambhir, who had represented Delhi Daredevils for the first three seasons of Indian Premier League before making a switch to Kolkata Knight Riders, a team that he led for seven years.
He won the IPL two times with KKR. He was bought by DD in IPL auction 2018. Talking about his appointment, Gambhir said that a captain is only as good as his team. “I’m more excited than I have ever been,” he added.
Gambhir will join the Australian duo of Ricky Ponting and James Hopes in Delhi Daredevils dressing room. Ponting was appointed as the head coach of the team while Hopes was named as the bowling coach.
“Gambhir’s return to Delhi is massive. It was probably the biggest talking point from the auction. Gambhir fits right in with Ponting’s ideologies. He too, is a champion, and knows how to win and make winners out of his men,” the team said.
Apart from this, Delhi also has stars like Kagiso Rabada and Mohammed Shami who were brought back with the Right to Match option. The team had earlier reatined Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Chris Morris.