Delhi Daredevils stupefied their fans by renaming the franchise Delhi Capitals after 11 long years. Let’s face it, by now Delhi fans are used to see their team being knocked out of Indian Premier League (IPL) but the renaming was just brutal. The best they ever did was to reach the semi finals in first two seasons (2008 & 2009) and playoffs in 2012. Maybe the franchise owners felt that a change of name might change their luck ahead of the IPL 12 auction.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the age of memes, Delhi IPL team owners just gave the netizens a whole lot of fresh content. Here are the best of the reactions to the unfortunate rechristening
“Like seriously? Delhi Capitals?” pic.twitter.com/ACfq1eJduq
— Abhishek (@absycric) December 4, 2018
The similarities are uncanny!
— Subham (@subhsays) December 4, 2018
And that’s how they changed the name
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
Moving to Noida, Gurgaon?
— Monica (@monicas004) December 4, 2018
Why you do this?
— Chinmay Jawalekar (@CricfreakTweets) December 4, 2018
Best job ever!
To think some douchebag got paid for suggesting a name like Delhi Capitals. FML
— Cricketing Baboon (@MadMart05) December 4, 2018
The series of events
— Akki (@CrickPotato1) December 4, 2018
It will be marvel’lous’
Delhi changed their name thinking the acronym ‘DC’ will win them lPL. #DelhiCapitals
— sumita (@sumita35674451) December 4, 2018
May be some pandit have suggested them to change the name to change there fortunes!!
— Vinita (@vinita_dv) December 4, 2018
How come we did not think of it?
— Junaed Kabir (@xunaed) December 5, 2018
Delhi also announced that Shreyas Iyer will captain the side in IPL 2019. Iyer took over captaincy in the previous season as Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy role after a string of defeats.
India’s star opener Shikhar Dhawan is also returning to the squad after a decade to boost the top order alongside young gun Prithvi Shaw.
Even though the new name of the franchise, Delhi Capitals makes most fans cringe. It will all be forgotten if Delhi at least reach the playoffs this season.