https://twitter.com/DelhiDaredevils/status/989091696372862977Gautam Gambhir has left as the captain of Delhi Daredevils after the team’s unfavorable start in the 11th edition of the IPL, on Wednesday. Young Batsman Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as captain after Gambhir opted to vacate the hot-seat. Delhi is presently struggling at the bottom of the IPL table, having registered just one win in six matches under the captaincy of Gautam Gambhir. Delhi is tied with Mumbai Indians regarding points, however, their net run-rate of -1.0 is less than that of the defending champions. Moreover, Gambhir’s form with the bat hasn’t been great either as he has struggled to change the fortunes of Delhi, something which he did exceedingly well during his time at Kolkata Knight Riders in previous seasons.
In the opening six games, Gambhir has managed to score just 85 runs, which includes an innings of 55 that he scored against Kings XI Punjab in Delhi’s opening match of the season in Mohali. Since then, Gambhir has poor scores of DNB, 15, 8, 3 and 4 respectively. Delhi Daredevils head coach Ricky Ponting, CEO Hemant Dua, outgoing captain Gambhir held a press conference at the Feroz Shah Kotla to announce the new captain of the team.
.@GautamGambhir steps down as captain of DD.
Shreyas Iyer will be taking over the reigns as captain!
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) April 25, 2018