New Delhi: England wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings believes his game has improved after joining Delhi’s side in the IPL. He is ready for his next season with the Delhi Capitals in this T20 mega league starting April 9.
Looking forward to the IPL
Sam Billings was part of the Delhi franchise in 2016 and 2017. The Delhi capitals bought at IPL auction in February for 2 crore. Billings said, “I love IPL. This is one of the best tournaments in the world and the discussion about it cannot be found anywhere else in the world. I am waiting to play in the tournament.
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“ I have the advantage of being in the Delhi team ”
Billings said: “My game has improved after representing Delhi the last time. Hopefully we can win the tournament this year by building momentum as a group. It’s fantastic to come back to IPL. It’s a big group of players and the capitals of Delhi take very good care of us. I am very happy to be here.
Sam will play under the captaincy of Pant
Sam Billings, 29, had 107 catches and 17 stumpings, scoring 3,527 points in 187 T20 games. In the absence of regular captain Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant will lead the Delhi Capitals. Billings shared his experience with him.
Rishabh Pant will be our captain for # IPL2021 @ ShreyasIyer15 has been ruled out of the upcoming season following his injury in the #INDvENG series and @ RishabhPant17 will lead the squad in his absence #YehHaiNayiDilli
– Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 30, 2021
When Sam asked, “Who is this player?”
Sam Billings said: ‘I remember the first time I saw Rishabh play. We were training and he was hitting big shots with ease against Chris Morris, Nathan Culper-Nile and other bowlers. Then I asked Rahul Dravid (then the team’s mentor) who is this player?
Murid billings in pants
He said: “ And now we all know who Rishabh Pant is and I actually said at that point he was probably the best young player I’ve seen. It should be noted that the Delhi Capitals team will kick off their IPL campaign against the Chennai Super Kings on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.