Ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League season, England drummer Sam Billings hired his skipper Rishabh Pant and said the 23-year-old is possibly the best young player he’s ever seen. Billings, which was part of the Delhi franchise in IPL 2016 and IPL 2017, returned to the Delhi camp after being acquired next door for its base price of Rs 2 crore at the IPL auction in February. The England goalkeeper-beater, who scored 3,527 points, took 107 catches and made 17 stumpings in 187 T20I games, expressed that he was very excited to be part of the Delhi Capitals unit for the 2021 edition.
“It’s great to be back at the IPL. There is a great group of players and the DC camp has been very welcoming. I’m very excited to be here,” he said in a statement from the Delhi Capitals.
Billings, who spent a lot of time with Pant during his previous stint with the franchise, recounted his very first experience watching Pant Bat.
“I remember the first time I saw Rishabh play. We had intermediate practice, and he was hitting bowlers like Chris Morris, Nathan Coulter-Nile and a lot of other bowlers all over the place, then I asked Rahul Dravid (then Delhi franchise mentor), “Who is this guy? “And now we all know who Rishabh Pant is and I said at the time that he was probably the best young player I have ever seen. We have seen what he does regularly in the jersey. “India and also in the Delhi jersey. I’m really happy for him and he will get better and better,” Billings said.
The 29-year-old hopes to win the 2021 IPL with the Delhi Capitals this year.
“I love IPL. It’s one of the best competitions in the world and the buzz around IPL is something you can’t get anywhere else in the world so I just can’t wait to play again in the tournament. My game has improved a lot since I last played in Delhi. I hope we can start as a group and win the competition this year, “he said. declared.
The Delhi Capitals announced on Tuesday that Pant was the team captain for the tournament which starts on April 9. Pant will enter as captain for the 14th edition of the tournament after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer injured his left shoulder during the recent India. -ODI series from England.
The Delhi Capitals will face the Chennai Super Kings in their opener of the 2021 IPL season, at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 10.
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