Several players from the Delhi Capitals team have fallen prey to a theft of their cricket equipment, including bats, pads, gloves, and shoes. According to reports from the Indian Express, a total of 16 bats have been stolen, causing significant damage to the players’ kits.
Among the players affected are DC captain David Warner, who lost three of his bats, and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who lost two. Wicketkeeper-batsman Phil Salt also lost three of his equipment, while young Indian player Yash Dhull was robbed of five of his bats.
The theft came to light when the players received their kits after returning from Bangalore. The franchise officials were then informed of the situation, and an official complaint was lodged. The cost of the stolen bats from foreign players’ kit bags was estimated at INR 1 lakh each.
A Delhi Capitals source confirmed that the players were shocked by the incident, which had never happened before. The matter was immediately raised with the logistics department and the police, and an investigation is currently underway.
DCP (Airport) Devesh Kumar Mahla stated that the police were informed of the theft on Tuesday and were asked to submit a complaint with all the necessary details. The Delhi Capitals team will be playing their next fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders, and it is reported that the players received new equipment from their agents for their practice sessions.