IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant became the first player to captain in the playoffs at the youngest, Dhoni made this record
Rishabh Pant now holds the record for becoming the first captain to captain any team in the IPL playoffs at the youngest. Rishabh Pant achieved this feat at the age of 24 years and 6 days and broke Shreyas Iyer's record.
Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant made an amazing record as soon as he took the field against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier match of IPL 2021. At the same time, Dhoni also made a record. Rishabh Pant now holds the record of becoming the first captain to captain any team in the IPL playoffs at the youngest. Rishabh Pant achieved this feat at the age of 24 years and 6 days and broke Shreyas Iyer's record. Earlier Shreyas Iyer was the youngest captain to captain in the playoffs in this league and he made this record at the age of 25 years, 10 months, and 29 days.
At the same time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni also made a record in his name and he became the second captain in this league to captain in the playoffs at the oldest age. Before Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rahul Dravid was the first player to captain any team in the IPL at the age of the playoffs. Rahul Dravid captained a team in the playoffs in 2013 at the age of 40. Now at the age of 40, Dhoni has captained in the 2021 playoffs and has come to the second number.
Rishabh Pant was handed the command of Delhi Capitals this year in the absence of regular captain Shreyas Iyer and this player took the team to the playoffs. Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi performed amazingly, winning 10 matches out of 14 league matches and ending their journey with 20 points. This team was at number one in the points table after the end of 56 league matches, while under Dhoni's captaincy, the CSK team won 9 out of 14 matches and finished second with 18 points. Due to the first and second place, Delhi and CSK team got a chance to play the first qualifier.