Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir wants R Ashwin to captain Delhi Capitals in the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi Capitals lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2 of IPL 2021. Despite being in the form in the league stage, Delhi failed to reach the finale of the event.
R Ashwin bowled well in the final over of the innings, dismissing Shakib-al-Hasan and Sunil Narine but a short ball outside the off-stump allowed Rahul Tripathi to open his arms and he smashed the ball for a six to send KKR into the third finals.
While speaking with ESPNcricinfo, Gambhir named the off-spinner as his choice to captain the Delhi-based franchise in IPL 2022.
“Look, I’m one of his biggest fans and he’s one of the best spinners in the world. So, yes, it may be a bizarre call and only I can think about this… but I would like to make him the captain of Delhi Capitals next year.”
The 33-year old has already led Punjab Kings for two seasons in the cash-rich league. He was their captain in 2018 and 2019.