Gambhir had earlier led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for seven years in a row before being associated with the Daredevils franchise till 2010. As the captain of the KKR side, he led them to a couple of IPL titles in 2012 and 2014 season of the tournament.
Commenting on his appointment, the southpaw said,”It is a huge honour to once again captain DD. To get this responsibility is a way for me to give back to the sport in the city. I firmly believe that with the players currently involved we have the makings of a very good side.”
“The potential of this group of players is immense and it is now up to us to turn that potential into consistent performances. It is also going to be great to work in unison with Ricky Pontig, an absolute champion himself,” added Gambhir.
Notably, Gambhir was pocketed by the Daredevils for Rs 2.8 crore in the IPL auctions held in January this year.