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 Uyer, 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.

"Absolutely my decision. I was the one who initiated the meeting. I thought that I haven't contributed enough and at the same time, the performance of the team... I had to take the responsibility being the leader of the ship. So I feel that it was the right time. We're very much in this competition. It was absolutely my decision, no pressure from the franchise, they've been absolutely sportive about it, sometimes when your conscious says it's the right time you just take that (call)," added Gambhir.

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

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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