Kohli, in a video released by T20 World Cup's official broadcaster Star Sports, tries to motivate the youngster by telling him that India is yet to find a wicketkeeper like Dhoni.
Chahal said that when Pant was picked as the first-choice wicketkeeper after M S Dhoni, people had doubted his ability and questioned whether he would be able to fill the legend's big shoes.
Having already sealed a playoff berth, Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals made one change to their XI, by bringing in Prthvi Shaw.
The stumper, who was wearing a helmet, was lucky to miss Pant's wild swing.
Iyer, who scored a blistering unbeaten 47 in team's win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday night, said he understands team's policy and has no complaints.
Despite the availability of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer, under whom Delhi reached the IPL final in 2020, the franchise has decided against making a captaincy change.
The seven players will now be serving a six-day hard quarantine, as per IPL protocols, during which they will be tested thrice.
England would at least fancy a draw if not a victory on the fifth day as the pitch has nothing on offer for the bowlers.
Umpire reckoned Pant batting outside the crease to negate swing formed footmarks in the pitch's danger area during India's forgettable opening day at Headingley.
India's other wicketkeeper on the tour, Wriddhiman Saha is still in isolation along with bowling coach Bharat Arun and standby batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran.