Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ex-skipper Gautam Gambhir is set to lead a new team this year. Gambhir was bought by Delhi Daredevils (DD) and will play the leadership role for them.
Gambhir, before stepping into the tournament in a new jersey, shared a message for his fans. “Right here’s wishing everybody a really completely happy @IPL from me and my workforce @DelhiDaredevils, might the very best workforce win @BCCI #DilDilli #ipl," he wrote.
Gambhir played seven seasons for DD. He was then bought by KKR since then. However, he got released by the franchise after the Delhi cricketer showed an urge to play for the home team. The southpaw had led Kolkata to IPL triumphs in 2012 and 2014.
KKR management has appointed Dinesh Karthik as skipper for the 11th edition after Gambhir decided to leave.
Delhi will play their first game against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday. Before the tournament starts, they lost their ace pacer Kagiso Rabada because of injury. The franchise has added Liam Plunkett as their substitute. The Daredevils will play their IPL opener in opposition to the Kings XI Punjab on the PCA Stadium in Mohali.