Yash Dhull removed from Captaincy after Delhi’s loss against Puducherry

Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull (image: DDCA)

After suffering defeat against Puducherry in the Ranji Trophy 2024 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, the Delhi side has removed Yash Dhull from Captaincy.

Yash Dhull removed from Captaincy

Delhi team suffered a defeat against Puducherry during the Ranji Trophy match played on January 05 at Delhi Stadium. The Delhi men’s committee has removed Yash Dhull as the skipper and Himmat Singh will take over the captaincy.

He will be captaining the side when they face Jammu and Kashmir on January 12. Yash Dhull was the captain of the U-19 squad which won the World Cup in 2022 and had a brilliant century on his captaincy debut.

He even smashed a century on his captain debut. On the other hand, Himmat had captaincy experience when he was named as a stand-in skipper in Yash Dhull’s absence. Himmat Singh has scored 1174 runs at an average of 39.13. He also had an average of 45.25 in last season in 22 first-class games.

The joint secretary of the Delhi Cricket Association (DDCA), Rajan Manchanda, came forward to opine that Yash Dhull has been out of form in recent times.

Raja Manchanda said “Yash is a talented player but is out of form. We wanted him to do well as a batter, which is why we have relieved him of captaincy duties. Himmat is our senior player and has done very well for us. He will captain the side.”

Delhi’s next Ranji Trophy game will be against Jammu & Kashmir and the players Navdeep Saini and Ishant Sharma will not be playing in the match as Saini was named in the India A squad who will face England while Ishant Sharma will be available for only home side games.

“It was the selector’s decision to relieve Yash of the Captaincy. To me, Yash is the future of Delhi cricket and India cricket. He is seen as a serious prospect. The priority for him now is to get back to scoring runs again.

Anything that can distract from that should be avoided. Captaincy at this point won’t help him solely focus on his batting,” Delhi head coach Devang Gandhi said.

“No Players looks like taking the responsibility to take charge. No one is willing to bat at Now,” a source said.

Delhi and Jammu Kashmir will be facing off each other in a Ranji Trophy match on January 12 at Hostel Ground JKCA.