Indian Premier League 2019: One of the most popular franchises in cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi have got a new name ahead of the upcoming 2019 edition of the tournament. Earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, the franchise has been renamed as Delhi Capitals at an event in New Delhi. However, it seems the fans are not too pleased with the change of name and are a little upset about it. Delhi are the only team in IPL history, who had never reached the finals of an IPL season. They have appointed young Shreyas Iyer as their captain for the new season of the slam-bang league. Delhi’s team management and top bosses conducted an official event for announcing the change, the event was live streamed on popular social media platform – Facebook. Ahead of the IPL 2019 player auction, the Delhi franchise also unveiled their new logo, with three tigers on its emblem at the event.
During the player retention event in November, Delhi Daredevils had released former captain Gautam Gambhir and a host of international stars which include Jason Roy, Glenn Maxwell and Liam Plunkett, along with Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. Here is how trolls reacted:
Hailed as perennial underachievers in the history of IPL, Delhi were in the news lately for surprising their fans ahead of the IPL player auction 2019. The two big changes were snubbing of local star – Gautam Gambhir, who was brought from Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 2.9 Cr was not retained ahead of the auction.
Mohammed Kaif was earlier named as the Delhi’s assistant coach while Australian legend Ricky Ponting continues to be the head coach of the franchise.