Young batsman Shreyas Iyer will lead the Delhi Capitals in the upcoming IPL season and will also be seen giving ‘directions’ to the senior players of the team. Senior Indian players like Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin are also present in Delhi Capitals.
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He further said, ‘The experience of senior players really matters to me because I can go to them and ask them for advice and opinions. I don’t judge anyone in the team and talk to seniors and juniors in the same way. I do not change my tone. My respect is equal for everyone in the team.
Regarding the practice session of the team, he said that he is happy with it. He said, ‘We took part in a lot of practice sessions and there are few sessions left. We also played practice matches.
Some players and members of the Chennai Super Kings were found to be Corona virus positive even before the 13th season of the IPL to be held in the UAE from 19 September. Shreyas said, ‘There is no fear in the Delhi team, but when we talk to people outside the bio-bubble, we keep a distance. It is indeed impossible, as a human being, to always be aware of what you are doing because this (corona virus) is an unprecedented event. ‘
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He also said that the Bluetooth tracker from the board always has to be worn. He told that it has to be kept by everyone, whether we go for breakfast or meet someone in the team.
Shreyas said of the captaincy last season, ‘I was comfortable as a captain last year too. The two big names in my team were Saurabh Ganguly and Ricky Ponting. They made my work easy. The responsibility of captaining such a wonderful team as a player is different. It gave me confidence that I can actually handle this situation and win the hearts of all. ‘
As a young captain, is there ever a problem when you have too many strategists, Shreyas said, ‘I wouldn’t say it’s a big problem. It comes from a lot of ideas, advice and opinions. In the end it is important what the captain and coach think.