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IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain

Shreyas Iyer will now lead Delhi Daredevils, who are currently in the last place in IPL 2018 points table.

New Delhi: With the team winning only a game from their first six encounters in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday stepped down as Delhi Daredevils’ skipper with immediate effect.

Shreyas Iyer, who was one of the retained cricketers during the pre-auction retention, will now lead the side.

Gambhir, who successfully led the Kolkata Knight Riders to two IPL titles in the past, had made a comeback to his first IPL franchise this season.

“I take full responsibility for the position we are in. And looking at the position, I have decided to step down as captain. Iyer will take over. I still feel we have the team to turn things around this IPL,” Gambhir said during the press conference.

“It was absolutely my decision. The management didn’t pressurise at all. It was the right time to step down,” added Gambhir.

DD are currently at the last place in the points table, with 2 points from six matches.


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