Veteran Indian leg spinner Amit Mishra who is part of the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, in a recent interview stated that the return of Captain Shreyas Iyer will be a huge boost for the team in the remaining part of the IPL 2021.
In the first half of the tournament, the franchise Delhi Capitals was led by a 23-year-old Rishabh Pant and they finished at the top of the table before few COVID cases were found across four teams and IPL was suspended indefinitely. DC won 6 out of 8 matches with a healthy net-run rate of 0.547.
Once Shreyas Iyer returns after recovering from a shoulder injury that required surgery on the left shoulder he will be given the responsibility to lead the side as skipper. Iyer is currently training at the NCA and is most likely to join the squad ahead of the IPL 2021 UAE leg.
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Amit Mishra talked about the returning Shreyas Iyer and his Delhi’s chances of winning the IPL Title after the season resumes in the UAE in September in an interview with JK 24×7 News.
The best thing about Delhi Capitals is the combination of youth and experience. We have the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer in the youth section. I think Iyer has been recovering well, and he will likely be available for the second phase of IPL 2021. So, it will be a big plus point for us” said Mishra.
I have fully recovered from COVID19 – Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra was among the few players who got tested positive for CoronaVirus due to which the IPL 2021 season had to be postponed. While giving updates on his health Mishra said he did not have many symptoms and he recovered within a week.
“Yes, I have fully recovered. Luckily, I had very few symptoms, which is why I had almost recovered in a week. But the medical staff advised a 10-day quarantine. So I left for home after the quarantine. I took the remainder for a few days, and I have slowly begun some physical exercises now,” Amit Mishra said.
Amit Mishra is the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL history with 166 wickets from 154 games and is just behind Legendary Mumbai Indians pacer Lasith Malinga. Soon he might pick 4 wickets in the remaining half of the Indian premier league 2021 and become the highest wicket-taker in IPL of all time.