File photograph of Rishabh Pant and David Warner© Twitter
Delhi Capitals’ newly-appointed skipper David Warner mentioned they “have massive footwear to fill” this IPL season with Rishabh Pant indisposed and vowed to place in additional effort to elevate the title within the India star’s absence. Named skipper for the upcoming season in Pant’s absence, Warner despatched out a particular message for the Delhi franchise’s common captain, who’s presently present process rehab and restoration.
“We’re motivated each season, however we’re motivated much more to elevate the title this yr in your absence. We’re going to be on the journey of your restoration with you. We’re going to ship some particular messages and hopefully, you may come to considered one of our video games,” Warner mentioned in an announcement issued by the franchise.
“On behalf of the DC household, I wish to want you all one of the best and a speedy restoration.” Within the wee hours of December 30, Pant, 25, miraculously survived after his Mercedes automobile collided with a divider and caught hearth on the Delhi-Dehradun freeway whereas he was on the way in which to his hometown Roorkee.
Axar Patel will likely be Warner’s deputy.
The opening batter added, “I’m honoured to be named captain of the Delhi Capitals alongside Axar being named vice-captain. Now we have massive footwear to fill.” Delhi Capitals will face Lucknow Tremendous Giants of their IPL 2023 season opener in an away recreation on April 1.
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