DC vs GT: Rishabh Pant brings out MS Dhoni's Helicopter in Delhi (Watch Video)

Updated - 24 Apr 2024, 09:36 PM

Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni
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After failing to lead Delhi Capitals to a win in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, captain Rishabh Pant is leading his team from the very front in the ongoing game against Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Asked to bat first, DC were off to a disastrous start as Sandeep Warrier blew their top order away inside the powerplay. In the fourth over, the right-arm pacer dismissed Jake Fraser-McGurk and Prithvi Shaw before dismissing Shai Hope in the sixth over to reduce DC to 44 for 3 inside the powerplay.

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After Hope's dismissal, Rishabh Pant joined Axar Patel in the middle and the duo steadied the ship for the home side. They shared a big stand of 113 runs for the fourth wicket to put DC on course for a big total. Noor Ahmad broke the partnership in the 17th over by dismissing Axar Patel. The spin-bowling allrounder departed after scoring 66 runs off 43 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes.

Unlike Axar Patel, Rishabh Pant remained in the middle till the end to guide his team to a big total of 224 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs. He remained unbeaten on 88 off just 43 balls. Tristan Stubbs also played a crucial cameo of 26 runs from just 7 balls.

Rishabh Pant's helicopter shot for six:

Rishabh Pant hit as many as eight sixes in his innings. Three of those sixes came on the last three balls of the innings. And the best of the lot is the helicopter shot that he played for a six. On the first ball of the 16th over, Mohit Sharma bowled a full delivery on the pads and Rishabh Pant brought out MS Dhoni's trademark shot, hitting the ball over the cow corner for a maximum.

With 224 runs on the scoreboard, DC will be looking to win the game and get back to winning ways after suffering a 67-run defeat in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. DC have already defeated GT once this season and will be fancying their chances to do a double.

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