After the experienced captain Gautam Gambhir stepped down from his role, there were a lot of speculations of DD struggling under the new captaincy, especially when young Shreyas Iyer was appointed as their new captain but he proved everyone wrong as they edged pass KKR completing a sweet revenge to their hammering in the reverse fixture. Having lost the toss, DD was forced to bat first but they kept piling the misery on the KKR bowlers. Shreyas Iyer, the newly appointed captain took the matter into his own hands and played a fantastic innings scoring 93 off just 40 balls. This supported by Prithvi Shaw’s innings of 62 off 44 balls put the hosts in a commanding position and put up a massive target of 220. The visitors were never in control of the game as they failed to build any sort of partnership and kept on losing wickets cheaply. Some hitting from Andre Russell had given the visitors a glimmer of hope but the game was put to bed after he was bowled to an outstanding yorker by Avesh Khan. Here are some of the reactions to the match on twitter.
A newly appointed captain showing what he can do and how much the captaincy means to him. There was no shortage of appreciation for Shreyas Iyer as he proved his worth both with his bat and brain.
By Sakar Dotel