Published On : Wed, Apr 25th, 2018

Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain

Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of Delhi Daredevils after team’s dismal performance in the ongoing IPL season.

Shreyas Iyer now will lead the GMR-owned franchise.

Gambhir said that he couldn’t handle the pressure.

Gambhir has been named skipper of the struggling Daredevils who — coming off the 2017 IPL season in which they finished sixth on the points table with six wins from 14 games — again face a very tough road ahead to qualify for the play-offs.

They currently languish at the bottom of the IPL 11 with one win from six matches.


Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting, CEO Hemant Dua, outgoing captain Gambhir held a press conference at the Feroz Shah Kotla to announce the new captain of the team.