Gautam Gambhir, who captained Kolkata Knight Riders for seven years in Indian Premier League, was on Wednesday (March 7) named as the new skipper of Delhi Daredevils.
“It is a huge honour to once again captain DD. To get this responsibility is a way for me to give back to the sport in the city,” Gambhir said “I firmly believe that with the players currently involved we have the makings of a very good side. The potential of this group of players is immense and it is now up to us to turn that potential into consistent performances. It is also going to be great to work in unison with Ricky, an absolute champion himself,” he added.
Speaking about the appointment, Ponting noted: “Gauti has been a leader for a very long time. He has always proven himself to be one of the top leaders during his stint with other sides in the IPL. He has a big personality, but it is the drive behind the outward confidence which I think will inspire the rest of the team. He has the respect of the dressing room and the franchise is proud to have him as our captain. I would like to congratulate him on the appointment and wish him, all the very best.”