Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Daredevils have changed their name and from now on they will be known as Delhi Capitals. It was announced in a function on Tuesday. Delhi Daredevils were the only franchise from the original eight not to reach an IPL final.
The team had maintained a poor track record over for the past eleven seasons and with the new name, the JSW sport led team will be looking for a better season in 2019. Daredevils were on the bottom of the points table in four seasons.
Speaking at the launch of the re-branding on Tuesday, Parth Jindal director of part-owners JSW Sports said: “We wanted this name to mean something to each and everyone from Delhi.”
Dilliwasiyon, say hello to Delhi Capitals!#ThisIsNewDelhi pic.twitter.com/KFW8f3GIP7
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 4, 2018
“Our supporting staff has a knack of picking raw talent and moulding them. Sandeep Lamichhane is a fine example of that. This season we have Kaif too who has been a natural talent scout too in this country. Shikhar Dhawan is a proven performer in IPL and he adds the perfect experience to the motivated young core of ours,” added Jindal.
Ricky Ponting will be the head coach of the team whereas Mohammad Kaif will be the team’s assistant coach.
The Twitter then went on a trolling spree hearing the name of the new team i.e Delhi Capitals
First @NetflixIndia, and now @IPL. Both of them are getting rid of Daredevil.#DelhiCapitals
— Kaushal Thakkar (@TheThakkar) December 4, 2018
Legendary answer at unveiling of Delhi Daredevils being renamed Delhi Capitals.
Q: What does Delhi Capitals mean?
A: Capitals is like… what does Mumbai Indians mean? It's like that.
Truly, there can be no other rationale. The only other franchise name that makes as less sense.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 4, 2018
Dear Delhi Capitals owners, hire Washington Sunder in this year's IPL auction and give us the opportunity to call him Washington DC.
— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) December 4, 2018
According to sources, Yogi ji had called Delhi Daredevils office. #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/NbVRFjyZc5
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils have renamed themselves as Delhi Capitals. Kings XI Punjab should change their name to "Chandigarh Shared Capitals"
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils Renamed As #DelhiCapitals. Let's See If Changing Name Can Change Their Fortune! #IPL2019
— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 4, 2018
"Like seriously? Delhi Capitals?" pic.twitter.com/ACfq1eJduq
— Abhishek (@absycric) December 4, 2018
Super happy to welcome the all new @DelhiCapitals. To put it in Thamizh, varuga varuga #ThalaNagaram! 🦁💛 #WhistlePodu
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils have renamed themselves as Delhi Capitals. High time that Indian National Congress should change their name to "Lutyens National Congress"
— desi mojito (@desimojito) December 4, 2018
…and 👇is their home ground. #Priorities 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/NVDv1vkXtZ
— Kricket Korner (@KrisKasya) December 4, 2018
Similarity between then them –
1.Both are Bald
2.Famous for changing names#DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/cfhIfMvy0X
— Subham (@subhsays) December 4, 2018
After new name #DelhiCapitals Fans be like pic.twitter.com/5zx34nXRwV
— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) December 4, 2018
#DelhiCapitals? Are you serious? pic.twitter.com/vpfZIaBT0B
— Chinmay Jawalekar (@CricfreakTweets) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils has been renamed to Delhi Capitals and I wonder if Yogi Adityanath has been appointed their CEO.
— Arnab Ray (@greatbong) December 4, 2018
meanwhile Delhi people to #DelhiCapitals management: pic.twitter.com/3969XzBXks
— Narutroll (@bleachsunny) December 4, 2018
@DelhiCapitals board meeting while making the decision to change team name. pic.twitter.com/J9Sptzjk58
— Akki (@CrickPotato1) December 4, 2018
The @DelhiCapitals twitter account is owned by a basketball team 😂
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) December 4, 2018
Meanwhile Delhi peoples #DelhiCapitals pic.twitter.com/cvrBNXYRNh
— siju.krishnankutty↗️ (@iam_cju) December 4, 2018
No, Delhi Capitals is not a foreign currency exchange shop in Connaught Place… #DelhiCapitals #DelhiDaredevils pic.twitter.com/9LRLbY8F56
— Ateet Sharma (@Ateet_Sharma) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils Team meeting
"Guys we need to perform better next season. And for that we need better strategies. Anyone got any ideas?"
"Can I suggest something?"
– Yogi Adityanath#DelhiCapitals
— Bhubaneswar Komedians (@Bbsrkomedians) December 4, 2018
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