IPL 2021: Star overseas player of Delhi Capitals is learning Bhangra in a new way
Sam Billings, who was part of the Delhi franchise IPL 2016 and IPL 2017, returned to the Delhi camp at his base price of Rs 2 crore in the IPL 2021 auction in February.
Sam Billings, who was part of the Delhi franchise (Delhi Daredevils) in IPL 2016 and IPL 2017, returned to the Delhi camp after Delhi Capitals acquired the England cricketer at his base price of Rs 2 crore in the IPL 2021 auction in February.
Recently Delhi Capitals posted a video from their official Twitter handle in which Sam Billings is stretching. They wrote “That’s one way of learning the Bhangra.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals, playing for the first time under Rishabh Pant, got their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign off to a great start as they defeated three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets. Pant remained unbeaten on 15 as Delhi Capitals chased down a CSK target of 189 with eight balls to spare.
Earlier, Suresh Raina’s innings must have reminded all of CSK what they missed last year.
Stepping onto the crease with his team at 7/2, Raina (54 off 36 balls), along with new recruit Moeen Ali (36 off 24 balls), never allowed the Capitals to dictate the proceedings. The 34-year-old was his usual busy self at the crease, bubbling with infectious energy. He sprayed his shots all around the park, his four sixes all being crisp, clean hits.
Raina trotted on till the 16th over till he was run out. But by that time, he had prepared the launch-pad for CSK to take off in the last five-odd overs.
Dhoni (0) misfired, but Sam Curran (34 off 15 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (26 not out off 17 balls) played smart cricket and CSK extracted 52 runs from the last five overs.
Pant has given the Delhi Capitals captaincy after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer, who had guided them to their first-ever IPL final last year, was ruled out of the entire season with an injury.
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan scored blistering half-centuries on Saturday as Delhi Capitals chased down the total in their opening match with great ease.