IPL 2021: “I think captaincy will suit him really well,” Steve Smith opines on Rishabh Pant’s new role as captain

Australia’s batsman Steve Smith is set to play under the newly appointed Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant. Smith was asked to share his opinion on Pant’s new role on Instagram and he is excited to work under him.

The 31-year-old, who got released by Rajasthan Royals, was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2.2 crore at the IPL 2021 auction. Smith is also looking forward to work with DC head coach and ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting.

“Yea, I’m excited to get started with Delhi in a couple of day’s time, once I get out of quarantine. I look forward to working with Ricky (Ponting), Rishabh, and the rest of the guys. I think we have got a really good squad. So, I can’t wait to get started,” he said.

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Pant was named as captain before the IPL 2021 after Shreyas Iyer got ruled out of the entire tournament because of a shoulder injury. Smith feels captaincy will suit the India wicket-keeper batsman.

“I’m excited to see Rishabh (Pant) as captain. I think he is an incredible player, as we have seen over the last few months. He has taken his game to a new level, and I think captaincy will suit him really well. So, excited to work underneath him, and hopefully, we can have a successful season,” Smith added.

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Prithvi Shaw is going to be crucial for DC this season. He had a great run in the domestic season and Smith is eager to see him do well in the IPL 2021.

“I’m excited to see how Prithvi Shaw goes about his business. You know, I’ve heard such big raps from Ricky about his ability and how talented he is. I look forward to seeing him how he plays this tournament and how he goes,” Smith pointed out.

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