Delhi Capitals (DC) current skipper Rishabh Pant and former skipper Shreyas Iyer have shared some fun memories of playing cricket from their childhood days.
Pant became DC’s captain this year while Iyer was leading the team until last year. The latter was ruled out of the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 due to a shoulder injury, following which Pant was named captain.
On Thursday, DC shared a video on their Twitter handle, in which Pant and Iyer went down memory lane and relived their cricketing days while they were kids.
Pant shared his memory when he and his friends used to make stumps out of bricks which they picked up from a construction site.
“In my hometown Roorkee, there was an open ground close to my home. Some or the other construction used to go on around the place. So we used to bring bricks from the construction site and make wickets out of it by placing them in a horizontal manner and then play matches.”
He also revealed that since the bat was mostly his, he used to run away after getting out quite often. The DC skipper said with a mischievous smile,”“Sometimes, I used to get out. And, because the bat being used was mostly mine, I used to take my bat and run away. I really miss these memories of childhood.”
Meanwhile,the right-handed batter Iyer revealed that he enjoyed the silly fights that used to happen because children don’t know how to play the game properly.
“I really enjoyed the fights when I played amateur cricket because no one actually knows to play and then they just start cheating and fight against each other. That is definitely one of the memorable moments. At the professional level, I would say reaching the (IPL) finals last year.”
Enjoyed mimicking Marcus Stoinis last year:
In the video, Iyer also shared that his most memorable prank while being part of DC in the IPL was when he mimicked Marcus Stoinis last year. The 26-year-old recalled:
“My memorable team prank was last year when we had a team meeting and Ricky (Ponting) knew that I mimic Marcus Stoinis really well. So, he had pre-planned everything. Before he (Stoinis) came into the room I was ready. He came in, he sat and I was just walking like him and we made fun out of him.”
DC are currently in third position in the IPL 2021 points table, having won eight of their 11 matches so far. They look to set to make it in the playoffs for the third consecutive time.