IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain; Shreyas Iyer to lead

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Following a poor start to the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Gautam Gambhir stepped down from Delhi Daredevils (DD) captaincy. Shreyas Iyer will lead the side for the rest of the tournament.

“It was absolutely my decision,” said Gambhir at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday. “I haven’t contributed enough. So I owe that responsibility considering where we are in the points table.”

The Daredevils are languishing at the eighth spot in the points table with just one win in six matches. They are lying just below the Mumbai Indians.

The two-time IPL champion captain had shifted to the Delhi franchise this season after seven years of successful run with the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Gambhir has however failed to produce the results and has also failed with the bat putting a question mark on his place in the eleven. He has aggregated just 85 in six matches, averaging just 17.

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