Rishabh Pant, in his first season as IPL captain, led Delhi Capitals to the playoffs.© BCCI/IPL
Rishabh Pant was visibly emotional after Delhi Capitals suffered a heartbreaking loss to Kolkata Knight Riders within the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. After scoring solely 135/5, Delhi Capitals bowlers stored their workforce within the hunt with common strikes in the direction of the top of the KKR chase. KKR misplaced six wickets for seven runs in simply over three overs because the match went to the ultimate six deliveries. Rahul Tripathi hit a six off Ravichandran Ashwin on the penultimate supply of the match to win the sport for KKR. After the match, a dejected Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant mentioned his facet by no means stopped believing and tried to remain within the contest for so long as they might.
“Can’t change anything after the match. Always we kept on believing, and stayed in the game for as long as possible. The bowlers pulled it back. They bowled really well through the middle overs. We were stuck, and unable to rotate the strike,” Pant mentioned on the post-match presentation.
Pant added that he needs to come back stronger and improved subsequent season and switch their fortunes.
“Hopefully we can come back net year for a stronger season. We played really good cricket throughout the season. We stuck together, and cared for each other. Hopefully we will improve next year and come back strongly,” Pant concluded.
In the match, Delhi Capitals may solely handle a complete of 135 for 5 of their allotted 20 overs after being put in to bat by Eoin Morgan.
In reply, regardless of a dramatic hiccup, KKR managed to recover from the road and seal a spot within the finals of IPL 2021.
The two-time champions will now tackle MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings within the ultimate of the T20 league in Dubai on Friday.
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