Steve Smith departs for the IPL and expresses gratitude to his wife for accompanying him to the airport. See the image : IPL 2021

In the upcoming Indian Premier League season, Steve Smith will play for the Delhi Capitals (DC), which will begin on April 9.

Before leaving Australia on Thursday to join the Delhi Capitals camp for the forthcoming Indian Premier League, star batsman Steve Smith wrote an emotional note to his wife Dani Willis (IPL). Smith posted an adorable photo from the airport with his wife and dog, along with a “miss you” greeting for his better half. “@dani willis, thank you for seeing me off at the airport. I adore you and will deeply miss you! @delhicapitals, I’ll see you shortly “Smith added a caption to the Instagram tweet.

Smith will be accompanied by all-rounder and compatriot Moises Henriques, who will represent Punjab Kings in the final.

Shikhar Dhawan, the opening batsman for the Delhi Capitals, arrived at the team hotel in Mumbai on Thursday and will be quarantined for a week.

The Delhi Capitals have begun practising, and pacer Umesh Yadav said he enjoyed his first practise session with the squad, which took place on Tuesday at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai.

“It’s a great joy to be here with the Delhi Capitals. The rehearsal session was a lot of fun for me. It felt fantastic to get back on the field after a week of quarantine and spend more time with the family.”

When asked about his preparations for the IPL 2021 season, the fast bowler said, “When I have the ball in my possession, all I want to do is do well. I will undoubtedly give my all for my team and aspire to grow every day.”

The Delhi Capitals have appointed wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant as their captain for the upcoming tournament, which begins on April 9.

After frequent skipper Shreyas Iyer fractured his left shoulder during the recently concluded India-England ODI series, Pant will take over as captain for the 14th edition of the tournament.

On April 10, the Delhi Capitals will face the Chennai Super Kings in their first match of the IPL 2021 season at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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