Shreyas Iyer gave the updates about his recovery from the injury, return to IPL, and possibility of taking over the captaincy from Rishab pant of Delhi capital when the IPL resumes in September this year.
Speaking on Monday, Shreyas Iyer said that he is in the final stages of his recovery and he will be playing for the Delhi capitals.
Shreyas Iyer also made it clear that the call for captaincy has not been decided yet. This is up to the management to decide whether I will be the captain of the team or not. Shreyas was speaking to the Grade cricket channel’s on the Youtube
“My shoulder… yes, I think the healing process is done. Now it’s the last stage of achieving strength and range. So that’s going to take about a month and the training is obviously going on. Other than that, I feel, I will be there in the IPL.
“I don’t know about the captaincy, it’s in the hands of the owners. But the team has already been doing well and we are on top and that’s what really matters to me. My main aim and goal are to lift the trophy which Delhi has never done before.”
Shreyas Iyer underwent surgery after he hurt his shoulder in the India-England ODI series. He has been taking the rest since then. He could not play half of the IPL due to his injury. Rishab pant was appointed the captain in his stead. Now Shreyas Iyer is expected to return, he might be appointed the captain of the team.
Young Rishab pant lived up to the expectation of the people as he managed to keep the position of the Delhi capitals at the top of the table in the IPL.
Shreyas also spoke about how he convinced Ravichandran Ashwin against running out the non-striker- known as the “Mankad.” after he joined Delhi capitals in 2019.
Iyer said he and head coach Ricky Ponting were ‘adamant’ with their stance and the veteran spinner agreed with their decision.
“That decision was really tough to make. Ricky and I were really adamant about saying that we are not going to do that. Ravichandran Ashwin just had to decide on what we decided. He was like, ‘OK, I am going to stick to whatever you guys have decided and I am OK with it until and unless the batsman does something weird.’