With regular skipper Rishabht Pant out for the entire season, Australian David Warner was announced the captain of the side and Axar was assigned as his deputy.
The 29-year-old, who has been exceptional in the shortest format in the last couple of years said that responsibility entrusted upon him is the reward for all the hard work he has put over last few seasons.
“In my opinion, if you have gotten this role that means you are growing as a senior player. It’s like getting a reward for all that you’ve done for the team. I’m excited about this role,” the lanky all-rounder said in a video posted on DC’s twitter handle.
“Our team is mostly the same, we have the same players from the last 3-4 years. We know our players well and that will be an important point.”
Axar said that he would provide full support to new skipper Warner.
“David is a talented player. I will provide him with an atmosphere where he can make best use of his abilities. It’s a different feeling altogether when you join DC Camp. It’s been 3-4 years with the franchise now and it feels like home,” Axar said.
DC will start their campaign with an away game against Lucknow Super Giants on April 1 before returning to their home base to play defending champions Gujarat Titans on April 4.
“We are playing here at Kotla after so long. I feel it will be really important. We will have our fans here and I’m sure the fans would be excited to cheer for us,” Axar said.
(With inputs from PTI)