IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir Step Down as Delhi Daredevils Captain, Iyer to Lead the Side :- Gautam Gambhir ventured down as Captain of the Delhi Daredevils after a tragic begin to their battle in IPL 2018.
Shreyas Iyer will lead Delhi for the rest of the competition.
Gambhir was not held by Kolkata Knight Riders. As KKR captain, he had driven the side to two IPL titles.
In the player sell off in January, Gambhir was purchased by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 2.8 crore.
Gamhhir, who has 4217 keeps running from 154 IPL matches since 2008, has been in poor shape this season. From six matches, Gambhir has scored just 85 keeps running at a strike rate of 96.59.
Iyer advised the media he became acquainted with of his arrangement as DD captain prior today.
Delhi next play KKR at the Feroz Shah Kotla on April 27, Friday.
Delhi is as of now battling at the base of the IPL table, having enrolled only one win in six matches under the authority of Gambhir. Delhi is tied with Mumbai Indians as far as focuses, in any case, their net run-rate of – 1.0 is not as much as that of the shielding champions. Also, Gambhir’s shape with the bat hasn’t been extraordinary either as he has attempted to change the fortunes of Delhi, something which he did exceedingly well amid his chance at Kolkata Knight Riders in past seasons.
In six matches, Gambhir has figured out how to score only 85 runs, which incorporates 55 that he scored against Kings XI Punjab in Delhi’s opening match of the season in Mohali. From that point forward, Gambhir has poor scores of DNB, 15, 8, 3 and 4 individually.
Preceding this version, Gambhir had driven Delhi once in 2010, directing them to a fifth-put wrap up. Gambhir came back to Delhi from Kolkata for this season in the midst of gigantic flourish, with the Delhi administration calling him the best man to lead the new-look side. In any case, with only six amusements into the season, all that discussion appeared to have vanished in thin air and the mammoth assignment of reigniting Delhi’s crusade has fallen on to the shoulders of a youthful weapon.
To the extent Gambhir is concerned — with the weight of captaincy off him now — he will look turn his conform to for the great and get among the keeps running for the rest of the season. Amid his seven-year remain at KKR, Gambhir pummeled 3035 runs and furthermore guided them to two IPL titles. While he will most likely be unable to control Delhi to the title this time, however he is more than equipped for doing same harm with the bat.