Shreyas Iyer: The young captain of Delhi Capitals expressed pride for how well his team played in Indian Premier League 2020.
In his two full seasons as captain of Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, Shreyas Iyer has led the team to playoffs and the finals of the tournament. For someone who was handed the captaincy midway through IPL 2018 without a lot of experience in the job, the 25-year old deserves applauds for keeping calm under extreme pressure for more than two years now.
Iyer, who has now spent six years at Capitals, was also fortunate to have former Australia captain Ricky Ponting as their head coach for his inputs to the sports are considered of significant importance by his peers.
“Ricky [Ponting], the amount of freedom he gives us is outstanding. The way he motivates players is simply amazing. His team meetings and motivational speeches it quite incredible,” Iyer told Star Sports during the post-match presentation ceremony.
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Having scored 519 runs in 17 T20s at an average and strike rate of 34.60 and 123.27 respectively, Iyer was Capitals’ second-highest run-scorer after Shikhar Dhawan (618) this season. Further speaking during the presentation ceremony, Iyer expressed pride in leading this set of players in IPL 2020.
“The IPL always amazes you. It’s one of the toughest leagues to play. I’m overwhelmed to be part of it, and I’m really proud of my boys, the way they have played to reach the final, it’s not easy.
50s for Indian duo Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant help Delhi Capitals to a competitive total but will it be enough to deny the Mumbai Indians back-to-back IPL crowns?#IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/usgLAIpStm
— ICC (@ICC) November 10, 2020
“Winning the IPL would have been better, but we will see to it that we lift the trophy next year. I would like to thank our fans, and we’re thankful for all the support that has been showered on us throughout the season,” Iyer added.