India middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer is all set to represent Delhi Capitals in the second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to begin on September in the UAE. He was ruled out the Indian leg after suffering an unfortunate injury before the tournament and was sidelined for five months.
He is ready to win the cash-rich league for his franchise. The Delhi based team finished runners-up in the 2020 edition of IPL when Iyer-led Capitals lost to Mumbai Indians.
“Unfortunately, IPL had to be stopped mid-season, but it has presented me with the opportunity again and I will, as a player and as someone who understands the DNA of our team, will do everything in my role to see the dream of our fans come true,” Shreyas told the New India Express.
When he asked about his take on playing under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, the right-handed batsman said: “I would reckon our first-half performance this season is a result of the environment we had created in 2019 and 2020. Last year, we came so close to winning IPL,” Shreyas said.