Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande. Image Credits: IPL
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The backbone of the Delhi Capitals’ fast bowling attack, Kagiso Rabada has lauded the young Indian pacer, Tushar Deshpande for his heroic bowling performance against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Wednesday. Deshpande and the other Delhi bowlers put on a show in Dubai on Wednesday night as they managed to clinch a victory defending a below-par score.

Tushar Deshpande picked two crucial wickets for Delhi Capitals on the night. His first wicket was none other than the dangerous-looking man, Ben Stokes. Just when Stokes was nearing his half-century Deshpande got him caught by Lalit Yadav, the substitute fielder. Later on, he clinched Shreyas Gopal to claim his second wicket on his IPL debut.

Tushar Deshpande, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020
Tushar Deshpande. Image Credits: IPL

Kagiso Rabada Heaps Praise On Tushar Deshpande

Impressed by Deshpande’s bowling effort, Kagiso Rabada was all praises for the young Indian pacer.

Speaking in the post-match ceremony, Rabada said, “Deshpande is a youngster who has a lot of passion for the game. He has talent and hunger and it didn’t look as if it was his first game. He has a lot of work to do and could be a real talent for India in the future.”

Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada. Credit: IPL

Delhi Capitals batted first in the game and could score only 161 runs in their 20 overs losing seven wickets in the process. Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Shreyas Iyer smashed brilliant half-centuries for the Delhi-based franchise. The Delhi bowlers were right on the money as they managed to defend such a low score picking up wickets at regular intervals. Delhi became the first team in IPL 2020 to win the home and away fixture against a team.

Delhi Capitals On Top Of The Charts

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Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have been involved in a rat race to lead the IPL 2020 points table. Once again, Delhi Capitals have dethroned Mumbai Indians to go on top of the IPL 2020 points table. Delhi now have 12 points in 8 games so far and are leading the race comprehensively.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. [Photo-Twitter]
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, aren’t far too behind as they are on the second spot with 10 points having played a game less than Delhi Capitals. Mumbai Indians will now take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and if they manage to win the game, they might reassert themselves on top of the table.