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Rishabh Pant to captain Delhi ODI team, replaces Gambhir

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 10 Feb 2017 12:06 AM GMT

Rishabh Pant to captain Delhi ODI team, replaces Gambhir
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New Delhi: The young talent of Indian Cricket, Rishabh Pant has been named as the skipper of Delhi One Day International team, replacing Gautam Gambhir.

"Vijay Hazare is the last tournament of the season and this was an ideal opportunity for us to see the best candidate to lead the state side. We were not finding anyone all these years who could replace Gautam," said former India spinner and current Delhi selector Nikhil Chopra.

Also read: Rishabh Pant: New kid on the (cricket) block

Chopra said they are eager to test the captaincy skills of 19-year old left-handed batsman. He further stated that in the presence of senior players like Gambhir, he will get plenty of guidance.

Earlier, following an awe-inspiring Ranji season, Rishabh Pant became the youngest Indian cricketer to get a T20I cap.

Also read: Teenager Rishabh Pant rewrites record in first class Cricket

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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