A theft incident has come to light with the Delhi Capitals team amid IPL 2023. Several other items including bats and pads have been stolen from the cricket kit of Delhi Capitals players. According to media reports, the Delhi team was returning from Bengaluru to Delhi. Meanwhile, the belongings of the players were stolen.
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Meanwhile, three bats each have gone missing from Delhi Capitals’ captain David Warner and Phil Salt‘s kit. At the same time, two bats of Mitchell Marsh have gone. While young Yash Dhull has lost at least five bats. The players came to know about the theft the next day, when they reach their hotel rooms. The bats lost by the foreign players cost one lakh rupees each. According to a report, 16 bats, pads, shoes, thigh pads, and gloves are missing from the kit bags of Delhi Capitals players. However, despite all this, the team practiced on Tuesday.
In addition, shoes and gloves of several players have also been stolen. While Delhi Capitals players practice before the match against Kolkata despite the luggage being stolen. Significantly, some players have talked to their bat companies and asked to send some bats before the next match. The team is also currently considering the matter as to how they can seek the help of the police and whether the stolen goods can be recovered or not. In IPL 2023, Delhi Capitals has lost five matches in a row and is at the last position in the points table. Their next match will be against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
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This season of IPL has been one to forget for Delhi Capitals so far. Rishabh Pant, the regular captain of this team, had become a victim of a car accident before the start of the tournament and will return to the field by the end of this year. Under the leadership of new captain David Warner, the team has not been able to catch the rhythm so far. Delhi Capitals is still looking for its first win. Now the path to the playoffs has also become very difficult for them. To make a place in the top four teams of the points table, they will have to win most of their remaining matches.