The Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals (DC) team have surely punched much above their weights in the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Delhi-based franchise finished the league stages at the third position on the points table with 9 victories from 14 games. And then the Delhi Capitals pulled off a sensational two-wicket victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Eliminator encounter in Visakhapatnam, to book a place in the Qualifier 2.
They will now battle out with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) later in the day to decide which team will face Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Grand Finale of VIVO IPL 2019. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, skipper Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Kagiso Rabada have played integral roles in the success of their team this year. If Delhi somehow manage to defeat Chennai, they will be qualifying in the finals for the first time in the entire IPL history.
Their young batting talent is a joy to watch says Sunil Gavaskar
Former Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar is very much impressed with Delhi Capitals’ young players’ performances in the ongoing T20 competition. He revealed that there have been some breathtaking performances for the team this year. Gavaskar stated that the young batters have played fearless cricket and some of their shots are almost unbelievable.
“It’s been an exhilarating journey for the youthful Delhi team with some breathtaking performances and some forgettable blowouts. Their young batting talent is a joy to watch as with the fearlessness of the young, they play shots that are hard to believe,” quoted Sunil Gavaskar.
Along with the promise, the Delhi batters have also been seen playing some poor shots that too at the penultimate situations. “It’s also the restlessness of youth that then makes them indulge in a rush of blood shot that leads to their dismissal when a measured approach would have taken their team home without any tension,” Gavaskar added.
They are quick learners
Gavaskar mentioned that the Delhi players have shown in this tournament time and again that they are quick learners. He noted that the youngsters are understanding the situations very much rapidly.
“That is what experience teaches and what the Delhi team has shown is that it is learning and learning fast. The manner in which Keemo Paul kept his nerve against Hyderabad to take Delhi to the second qualifier showed that the youngsters are understanding the situation rapidly,” he further added.
While talking about the Qualifier 2 clash between Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings, Gavaskar said, “While Delhi have a frenzied look about them, Chennai, led by their uber cool captain, give a serene, unhurried impression on the field. Even while fielding, they seem to move almost casually and hardly show excitement at anything.”