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.
Iyer, who led the Delhi Capitals to the title clash in the 2020 season, is making a comeback after nearly five months of intense rehabilitation.
The 26-year-old Iyer sustained a horrifying shoulder dislocation during a one-dayer against England in Pune on March 23 and had to undergo a surgery in the UK.
Iyer is likely to be out of action for a minimum of four months.
The India wicketkeeper-batsman was named captain of Delhi Capitals in place of the injured Shreyas Iyer for the upcoming IPL 2021 season.
Pant has seen his stock rise in recent months with match-winning knocks in Test series wins in Australia and against England at home before sealing his spot in the limited-overs side.
Iyer dislocated his left shoulder while fielding during the first ODI against England on Tuesday and he is set to undergo surgery, which will rule him out of action for a minimum four months.
Iyer may also miss the first half of the Indian Premier League where he was to lead Delhi Capitals.
The incident happened in the eighth over of the England innings when Shreyas dived to save a drive by Jonny Bairstow off Shardul Thakur.