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 saved their workforce within the hunt with common strikes in 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 stated his aspect by no means stopped believing and tried to remain within the contest for so long as they may.
“Can’t change something after the match. Always we saved on believing, and stayed within the recreation for so long as doable. The bowlers pulled it again. They bowled very well via the center overs. We had been caught, and unable to rotate the strike,” Pant stated on the post-match presentation.
Pant added that he needs to come back stronger and improved subsequent season and switch their fortunes.
“Hopefully we are able to come again internet 12 months for a stronger season. We performed actually good cricket all through the season. We caught collectively, and cared for one another. Hopefully we are going to enhance subsequent 12 months and are available again 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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