‘Defeat to CSK Was a Reality Check’: Delhi Captain Shreyas Iyer

Iyer said Rishabh Pant could have played ‘smart’ but added he won’t ask the left-hander to curb his style.

Published02 May 2019, 06:55 AM IST
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Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer, addressing the post match press conference after his team’s defeat to Chennai Super Kings, said the defeat was a good reality check for them ahead of the play-offs.

“After the kind of start we got (52/2 at one stage), we should have at least reached close to the total. It was a reality check for us. We need to assess where we went wrong and come back strongly.”
Shreyas Iyer, Captain, Delhi Capitals

Iyer said Rishabh Pant could have played 'smart' but added he won't ask the left-hander to curb his style.

"He (Pant) has won matches for us earlier in the season. A batsman like him can turn the momentum with one innings. So I wouldn't want to curb his style. I like the way he bats," he said.

Asked about Dhoni's impact, the Delhi captain said: "We can't blame our bowlers because you had an experienced campaigner like Dhoni in the middle. "He can change the game from ball one and if he stays till the end, he can take them to a good total. The bowlers too feel the pressure when MS is in the middle."

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