Ishant Sharma is a crucial cog in the unity of Delhi Capitals.© Twitter
Ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, Delhi Capitals (DC) shared a video highlighting Ishant Sharma on Twitter. The Indian pacesetter is a pivotal cog in the unity of the T20 franchise, and social media shows he is well prepared for his team’s first game on September 20 when they take on Kings XI Punjab. The video was captioned as: “Baayein Haath ka Khel feat. @ImIshant # Dream11IPL #YehHaiNayiDilli”.
– Delhi Capitals (tweeting from) (@DelhiCapitals) September 11, 2020
The video is of a field exercise in the team’s bio-secure bubble in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ishant is close to the boundary and the ball is sent to him by a coach. The 32-year-old takes big steps in a nonchalant way and catches the ball with his left hand.
Ishant is a right arm pacer and is also a key senior member of the Indian national team. As Arjuna Awardee, he represented the likes of Kolkata Knight Riders, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. He is also part of the Delhi cricket team.
IPL 2020 has shifted to UAE due to rising coronavirus cases in India.
The franchise-based T20 competition kicks off on September 19, with Chennai Super Kings facing Mumbai Indians in the opener. Led by Shreyas Iyer, the team is aiming to reach the final this season, after missing it in 2019. Last season, they lost to CSK in the play-offs. Formerly known as Delhi Daredevils, the team has been a part of the league since its inception in 2008.
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