In a shocking piece of news, Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as the Delhi Daredevils skipper and will be replaced by Shreays Iyer.
The legendary IPL player has taken full responsibility for Delhi’s poor performances, and has insisted that there was no pressure from the franchise.
“I take full responsibility for where we are at the points table,” Gambhir said.
This will send shock waves round the IPL, as Gambhir’s return to Delhi was one of the biggest talking points this year. One of the greatest skippers in the competition’s history, Gambhir famously led KKR to two titles in three years, as the Delhi player won the hearts of the entire nation.
Shreays Iyer will now be the man in charge, as the Tamil Nadu star will look to fill in the big boots of Gautam Gambhir.
Iyer has looked into good touch this year, and was the lone performer in Delhi’s most recent loss to Punjab.
This is very surprising, as no one saw this drastic step coming their way. Delhi had bought very well in the auction this year, and were expected to go a long way in the competition.
Unfortunately for them, things have not gone well as their superstars have not performed well for them.
Gambhir’s loss as a skipper will be felt, and one wonders if young Shreyas Iyer will be up to the task. In a move that reeks of desperation, let’s see if Delhi can turn the corner and qualify for the playoffs this season.