Shreyas Iyer – The Way Forward for DD
The complete faith that Gautam Gambhir has showed in Shreyas Iyer’s potential as a leader should fill the fans with confidence. Shreyas Iyer was Gautam Gambhir’s nomination. “We all think that he will do a very good job and we think he’s the right man to take this franchise and this team forward,” said the former DD captain.
The same faith echoed in Ponting’s words as well. “I also fully endorse Shreyas Iyer as our next captain. He’s obviously a terrific young player. He’s a terrific young man that I see as having a huge future in the game and a huge future as the leader of the Delhi Daredevils.”
Shreyas Iyer accepted the role gracefully. “Firstly, I would like to thank the management and the coaches and Gauti Bhai for selecting me as the captain. I think it’s a great honour,” said the youngster.
The trio still believe that the squad has the potential to turn things around. Of course, it’s no mean task. It’s extremely difficult from the situation they find themselves in and they acknowledge that. However, the belief is still there. As head coach, Ricky praised Gambhir’s tough call and said that this could provide the DD outfit with a “fresh start” for the second half of the tournament.
Shreyas Iyer’s first statement as captain of DD was a powerfully positive one. Iyer believes that the team still has the capability to go all the way in VIVO IPL 2018. “We have eight games in our hand, and there are lots of us who still believe we can do something great. I don’t see any negative thoughts coming onto my mind,” said the newly appointed skipper. Two extraordinary leaders sitting beside him, Gambhir and Ponting would have been immensely proud of that statement from a young leader given his first captaincy stint in the VIVO IPL.