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5 Reasons for Delhi Daredevils Dismal Performance in IPL 2018

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3. Gautam Gambhir stepping down from captaincy

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Facing the challenge of leading the team from the front in view of the retirement of Zaheer Khan, Delhi Daredevils franchise not only bought Gautam Gambhir for RS 2.8 Crores but also named him as the captain of the team, looking at his winning streak for Kolkata Knight Riders. His contribution as a batsman in the first six matches was just 85 runs in 6 matches.

Frustrated with batting performance and the team not gelling well, Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy. He did not even find a place in the playing XI since relinquishing captaincy.  Delhi Daredevils named Sheryas Iyer as the captain and the fortune did not change much as he was able to lead the team winning just 2 matches out of 5 under his captaincy.

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