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Rishabh Pant replaces Gautam Gambhir as Delhi One day captain

Delhi selector Nikhil Chopra believes Hazare Trophy gives them opportunity to test Rishabh Pant' s captaincy skills.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
February 9, 2017 10:20:50 pm
Delhi Ranji player Rishabh Pant at PCA Stadium Rishabh Pant has recently made his senior India debut in T20 format against England.

Young wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been named the captain of the Delhi One day team replacing Gautam Gambhir signalling a change of guard in senior state team.

It was learnt that chairman of selection committee Atul Wasan personally spoke to Gambhir to inform him about the decision of the selection committee.

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

“The Hazare Trophy gives us opportunity to test Rishabh’ s captaincy skills and with Gautam and other seniors around, he will get ample guidance from Gautam. Obviously Atul has spoken to Gautam and he has been taken into confidence,” said Chopra.

The 21-year-old Pant has recently made his senior India debut in T20 format against England.

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