Delhi daredevils change name; get hilarious reactions
Updated on: Feb 11, 2019 2:50 pm IST
IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils recently changed their name as ‘Delhi Capitals’ and interestingly the Twitterati responded to it in a hilarious manner. The franchise was trolled for choosing the name ‘Capitals’ and made some witty associations.
Delhi decide to revamp completely
The IPL franchise has fared poorly in the recent seasons and courtesy of this poor show the management has decided to opt for a complete revamp. After changing the coach and the support staff, the management has now changed the name and the logo of the franchise as well.
Since its inception, the franchise was named as Delhi Daredevils but now the management has renamed it to ‘Delhi Capitals’.
However, the new name failed to impress Twitterati who trolled the franchise for changing their name.
According to a report by an English newspaper, the top brass of the team’s management didn’t like the name ‘devil’ and hence looked for alternatives.
Twitter trolls Delhi for changing the name
This. Is. Delhi Capitals. #ThisIsNewDelhi pic.twitter.com/XMWgtWsinW
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils renamed as #DelhiCapitals; nation wants to know where is Yogi Adityanath now?
— Akash Khanna (@ArtSaptak) December 4, 2018
Legendary answer at unveiling of Delhi Daredevils being renamed Delhi Capitals.
Q: What does Delhi Capitals mean?
A: Capitals is like… what does Mumbai Indians mean? It's like that.
Truly, there can be no other rationale. The only other franchise name that makes as less sense.
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils have renamed themselves as Delhi Capitals. Kings XI Punjab should change their name to "Chandigarh Shared Capitals"
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 4, 2018
Delhi Daredevils Owners took advice from Yogi AdityaNath and changed the team name to @DelhiCapitals.
Hope this will change their unfortunate history.
— Rudraksha (@RudraX_Sharma) December 4, 2018
Every year you do such bla bla acts and always at bottom.
— BatBallBails (@BatBallBails) December 4, 2018
#DelhiDaredvils rechristened to #DelhiCapitals @DelhiDaredevils @IPL Will the change in name, change their fortunes? No longer will you hear #DannyMorrison calling them 'Double Ds' pic.twitter.com/HkCIXfzi9e
— Rahul Rawat (@rawatrahul9) December 4, 2018
Delhi’s poor show in IPL
In the first few seasons, the franchise was one of the strongest franchises in IPL. The team reached the semi-finals in the first two seasons but since then the franchise has finished among the top four teams in the points table only once in nine seasons.
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Three times in the last six seasons, the team finished at the bottom of the table reflecting the team’s consistently poor show.
However, this season as a part of the complete revamp, the team has hired Ricky Ponting as the coach of the team and have also roped in former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif as the scout for discovering raw talent from the country.
The inclusion of opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan can be a big moment for the team as well.