DC pacer Mohit Sharma has opined that the Delhi-based franchise has always been top-notch and competitive, despite results not always being in there favor and will be favorite this time around. He added that the team is following all the processes and working hard to get the desired results.
Delhi Capitals has always been of the best franchises in IPL at least on paper. They have had multiple squad changes but each squad looked no less dangerous than the best team in the world. But this dominance on paper hasn’t been converted into results, being the only team having not played not even one IPL final. However, last year they turned around their fortunes with youngsters like Rishabh Pant, Prithvi Shaw, and Sandeep Lamichhane shining under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer as they reached the playoffs for the first time in 7 years but eventually lost out to Chennai Super Kings.
This season, they have also added the experience of R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane to complement the youngsters in the squad. Fans from the national capital are hoping that the players are able to deliver the much-coveted title this year. Delhi Capitals pacer Mohit Sharma insisted that they have a strong team this year and the results could be in their favour.
“If we keep results aside, the Delhi team has always been very good. I have played in other teams and Delhi was always competitive. Back then, we always used to say that you can never take Delhi lightly. There are a lot of youngsters in the team, and even now why people are saying that Delhi is strong is because we have continued with those youngsters for two years now, so they are settled. The results were not (consistently) in our favour because the process to get desired results is a long one. That could be the reason,” Mohit Sharma was quoted as saying by TOI.
“But at the moment, the team is looking very strong and the kind of process that’s going on, the amount of hard work we are putting in, the way (Ricky) Ponting is guiding us or the way Ryan Harris is working with the bowlers, I think the results will be in our favour this season.”
Delhi Capitals open their IPL 2020 campaign on September 20 against Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium.