Delhi Capitals batsman Shreyas Iyer mentioned that he respects group administration’s determination to proceed wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant because the captain within the second leg of IPL 2021.
Iyer returned to Delhi Capitals after lacking the primary half of the event owing to a shoulder harm. In Iyer’s absence, Pant led the group in eight matches and received six video games to guide the charts.
Iyer, who led the franchise to IPL 2020 closing, made himself out there after getting clearance from the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to play IPL.
However, Delhi Capitals introduced that Pant will stay because the captain for the remainder of the season. Iyer mentioned that Pant is actually main the group effectively and he’s positive with the group’s determination.
“When I got the captaincy of Delhi Capitals, it benefitted me a lot as my temperament got better. But obviously, this is part of the decision making and I respect the franchise’s decision. Rishabh Pant is leading really well since the start of the season and I respect the decision to continue with him,” Iyer mentioned in a digital press convention.
It is just not like I’m focusing rather a lot on my batting simply because I’m not the captain: Shreyas Iyer
Iyer scored 47 runs from 41 balls in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad on his return to IPL after a yr. The Mumbai batsman mentioned that he wasn’t happy along with his batting.
“I like soaking in the pressure and I like to perform when there are challenges. It is not like I am focusing a lot on my batting just because I am not the captain,” Iyer mentioned.
“It is a really good feeling, I would not say that I am satisfied, because the hunger has gone up and the appetite keeps on increasing every match you play. So I am not satisfied and content,” he added.
It was troublesome for me to adapt through the harm: Shreyas Iyer
Iyer suffered a shoulder harm whereas fielding in an ODI match in opposition to England in March and subsequently, he needed to endure shoulder surgical procedure. Iyer mentioned that his rehabilitation programme helped him rather a lot and introduced him his power again.
“When I got injured, it was difficult for me to adapt to this particular fact because I keep on doing so many activities here and there, it was difficult for me to adapt, but close-knit family and friends really kept me busy and they kept me in a positive frame of mind,” Iyer mentioned.
“When the rehab started, and I started gaining strength, that was an amazing feeling and that put me in a really good frame of mind,” he added.
Delhi Capitals received in opposition to SRH by eight wickets and regain the highest place on the factors desk with 14 factors.