DC vs MI: Rishabh Pant forced to apologise by Ricky Ponting to.. (Watch Video)

Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 10:58 AM

Rishabh Pant apologizes to cameraman
Rishabh Pant apologizes to cameraman (Image Credits: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant issued an apology to the cameraman following the match against the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Rishabh Pant-led team secured a narrow four-run victory at their home ground in Delhi on Wednesday, April 24.

Rishabh Pant played a crucial role in the Delhi Capitals' thrilling victory. The left-handed batter scored an unbeaten 88 runs off 43 deliveries with the help of five boundaries and eight sixes. The DC skipper guided the Delhi-based team to a challenging total of 224/4 in the allotted 20 overs.

The wicketkeeper-batter and Axar Patel, who scored 66 runs off 43 balls, rescued the team from a challenging situation at 44/3 in the powerplay. The duo added 113 runs off 68 deliveries for the fourth wicket. Pant and Tristan Stubbs added 67 runs from the last 18 deliveries in the death overs.

Did Not Intend To Hit You - Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant scored his third half-century of the season. The southpaw scored 31 runs off Mohit Sharma in the final over. However, one of his shots injured a cameraman. Pant later apologized to the cameraman through a heartfelt video message.

"Sorry Debashish bhai, did not intend to hit you, but I think you can recover well, and good luck," Pant said.

Rishabh Pant made a strong comeback to competitive cricket after a 15-month hiatus due to injury. He has performed exceptionally well in the ongoing tournament, scoring 342 runs in nine matches with an average of 48.85 and a strike rate of 161.32, including three half-centuries.

The 26-year-old batter currently ranks third on the list of leading run-scorers. The Delhi Capitals have climbed to the sixth spot in the ten-team points table. The team has secured four wins in nine matches in the IPL 2024, keeping their playoff hopes alive in the ongoing T20 tournament.

Every Hour On The Field Matters - Rishabh Pant

During the post-match presentation, Rishabh Pant stated that he feels better after time spent in the middle. Pant mentioned that hitting the first six in the match boosted his confidence.

"Every day that I'm in the middle, I feel better. Every hour on the field matters, I love being on the field. I try to give it my 100% and it takes some time sometimes. I think the first six in the match gives me confidence in a game. The more time I spend in the center, the better I feel," Pant stated.

The Delhi cricketer is in contention for the T20 World Cup 2024, following his exceptional batting performance and wicketkeeping skills in the IPL 2024. Delhi Capitals director Sourav Ganguly and coach Ricky Ponting recently advocated for his selection in India's T20 World Cup squad.

Rishabh Pant will be next seen in action during the match against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at their home ground on Saturday, April 27. The Mumbai Indians are in eighth place in the table, having won three matches out of eight.