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Delhi Capitals Into IPL Playoffs: Shikhar Dhawan Singles Out These Qualities Of Skipper Shreyas Iyer That Sends A 'strong Message' To Opponents

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • Shreyas Iyer has been leading the Delhi Capitals well from the front
  • Delhi Capitals have consolidated their spot in the playoffs
  • Shikhar Dhawan showered praises on Iyer's leadership skills

Shreyas Iyer has been leading the Delhi Capitals well from the front. His leadership skills have not only helped Delhi reach the summit of the points table, but has also helped them in qualifying for the playoffs.

Prior to their game against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan came forward to speak a few words on Shreyas Iyer's leadership skills.

"Well he has been a great leader and he is learning so much from this tournament. It is a high-pressure tournament where he has handled himself well in crunch situations."

At the same time, 'Gabbar' also said that Iyer has always managed to keep his composure.

"It is tremendous that as a youngster I have not seen him reacting or getting frustrated which sends a very strong message to all the players of our team because when we are playing we all look up to the captain. Especially when any individual makes a mistake like a dropping a catch or something. So, it's good that he has that calmness and stability of taking that."

The southpaw also praised his captaincy tactics by saying that his moves regarding bowling changes and field placements have been good. Dhawan then signed off by saying that the youngster is still learning and he will learn more.

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The interview was posted on Twitter. Listen to this audio clip here.

Even the netizens seemed impressed with Gabbar's interview.

Table-toppers Delhi Capitals will be playing their final away game of this season against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. Both Delhi and CSK have registered the same number of wins and share equal points but Delhi are ahead due to a better net run rate. Both the teams will be aiming to finish in the top two spots.

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