Shreyas Iyer will lead Delhi Daredevils against Chennai Super Kings at the Kotla. This gives him yet another opportunity to stand alongside MS Dhoni at the toss. Iyer has led Delhi in six matches and has won two out them.
Despite not being in contention in the race for the playoffs, Iyer will look for a win when they play Chennai. Speaking regarding standing alongside MS Dhoni at the toss, Iyer said " : "I was just 10 years old when Mahi bhai made his debut for Team India. Have always looked up to him as a leader and as a player. Standing beside him for the toss the other night in Pune was unreal. Tonight is another such night. Wish us the best and come support us at Kotla."
If his Instagram profile is anything go by, the Mumbaikar is all set to relive an 'unreal' moment all over again. On Friday, Iyer posted a photo of him standing with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the coin toss during Delhi's away match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune.
Iyer, who replaced Gautam Gambhir as the captain of Delhi Daredevils mid season, has done fairly well since taking over the reins from the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain.
He started off with a bang, hitting 93 not out against KKR as Delhi battered the two-time champions at the Feroz Shah Kotla by 55 runs. The 23-year-old has scored 235 runs from six matches as the captain of DD and overall he has 386 runs from 12 matches in IPL 2018 at an average of 42.88. He has scored four fifties as well.
CSK, on the other hand, will look to win the match and stay in the top two of the points table. MS Dhoni has smashed 413 runs from 12 matches in IPL 2018 at an average of 103.25. He has also marshaled his troops pretty well throughout the tournament and that reflects on the points table.
Here is the picture which Iyer shared on his Instagram profile.