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Shreyas: I respect the decision to keep Pant as captain



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Shreyas Iyer said he relished captaining Delhi Capitals in the IPL but completely respects the team management's decision to let Rishabh Pant stay as leader of the side till the end of the season.

Shreyas led DC to the final in the IPL 2020, however, missed the first phase of IPL due to a shoulder injury in March during the India-England ODI match.

The swashbuckling batsman was able to return to the side after the covid-19 forced break but DC decided not to change the captain and retained Pant for the position.

After the match, Iyer was asked about DC's decision to stick with Pant as captain, and he said that he respects the decision made by the franchise.

"When I was given the captaincy, I was in a different frame of mind and my decision-making and temperament level was very good and I benefited from it in the last two years," Iyer said at the virtual press conference.

"This is part of the decision-making from the franchise or whatever decision they took, I respect the fact and Rishabh is leading the side well from the start of the season and they thought that he should be continued till the season end and I completely respect the decision," he added.

Delhi are at the top of the table and the batter believe the key is to maintain the momentum.

"When we came in here, we were still on the top of the table and we have to maintain the same rhythm that we created in the first half of the leg and the mindset has been really positive in the dugout,” he added.