New Delhi: The thrill of IPL has now arrived in the playoffs. The first qualifier is being played between Chennai and Delhi, in which the team of Delhi Capitals has come out to bat. Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant may have lost the toss but he has made a new record in his name with the play of this match.
Pant made his own record
Rishabh Pant has become the youngest captain to captain in the IPL playoffs as soon as he plays in this match. Pant is now 24 years and 6 days old. Pant is the fifth youngest captain in IPL history. The youngest captain of the IPL so far is Virat Kohli, who captained the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the year 2011 at the age of 22 years 4 months and 6 days. Pant took over the captaincy of Delhi Capitals in the first phase of IPL this year.
Dhoni becomes second oldest captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings, who played in the IPL playoffs, has become the second oldest captain. Prior to this, Rahul Dravid captained Rajasthan Royals in the IPL playoffs in the year 2013. Then Rahul was 40 years old. Dhoni is the second oldest captain after Rahul.
Chennai’s tough challenge in front of Delhi
It is not going to be easy for Delhi Capitals to beat Chennai. On one hand, Chennai Super Kings has become champion 3 times in IPL history, while on the other hand Delhi’s team has failed to win the trophy in IPL till date. Although Delhi had reached the final of the IPL last time under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer, they had to face defeat at the hands of Mumbai and once again missed out on winning the Delhi trophy.