Should Axar Patel be looked at as captain of Delhi Capitals on the back of a superb form?

In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, Delhi Capitals (DC) have yet to meet the demands of their supporters. In this the IPL season in 2023, former players have called for changes to the lineup.

According to sources, renowned cricketer Sunil Gavaskar recommended giving Axar Patel the reins as captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming season. Aaron Finch, a former captain of Australia, has now asserted that Axar Patel doesn’t ‘want’ captaincy and appears content to play an essential part for Delhi Capitals (DC).

During Rishabh Pant’s absence from the whole IPL 2023 season was announced as a result of his just next to-fatal car accident in December of last year, David Warner was appointed as the interim captain of the Delhi Capitals (DC). The side’s vice-captain was chosen as Axar Patel.

At the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday, Delhi Capitals thwarted Gujarat Titans by five runs in a minimal-scoring last-ball action to maintain their IPL playoff desires. After Delhi Capitals, Axar Patel scored a critical 24 and helped to steady the ship.

“I think when a guy is batting so well and bowling so well like he is. He fields in the outfield and he is important to them there. For me, he doesn’t come across as a guy who demands leadership. He doesn’t really want it that much. I think he is really happy about his own business, looking after his batting, bowling and doing his job for the team,” Finch told Star Sports during IPL 2023 match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Gujarat Titans (GT) in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

Axar’s ability to bat higher in the lineup than at his customary spot at number 7 was also a topic of contention. In their nine-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 40 of the IPL 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium,┬áthe Delhi Capitals managerial staff received criticism for delaying the sending in of all-rounder Axar Patel and instead placing him at No. 7 in the batting order.