Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir stepped down as the captain of Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday after the team lost five matches in six games in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).


Young batsman Shreyas Iyer has been named Gambhir’s replacement as the captain.



So far, Delhi’s performance in the league has not been very impressive as they are placed at the bottom of the table with only two points to their name.


However, Gambhir’s current form can also be the reason behind his decision as he has been struggling with the bat and, so far, has failed in changing the fortunes of Delhi.

In IPL 2018, Gambhir played all the six games for Delhi and scored 85 runs with an average of 14.18. Gambhir’s best performance had come against Kings XI Punjab when he scored 55 runs.

Further details are awaited.