Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: IPL)

Delhi Capitals lost their first game of the IPL 2022 campaign as they went down against Gujarat Titans in match 10 of IPL 2022 in Pune. The Capitals lost the game by 14 runs trying to chase down 172 for victory. Thus in both of Saturday’s games, the teams batting first won the games challenging the norm of chases in IPL 2022.

Despite the defeat, Delhi Capitals have managed to stay within the top four. They are placed fourth at the moment with many more matches to be played. Pant scored a valiant 43 off 29-balls but was dismissed at the wrong time from Delhi’s perspective. At the post-match presentation, Pant spoke about his team not getting off to a good start and not scoring too many runs in the middle-overs which brought about their downfall.

The Total Was Not So Big To Chase Down: Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant and Khaleel Ahmed. Photo- IPL
Rishabh Pant and Khaleel Ahmed. Photo- IPL

” I think according to the wicket that total was not so big. We could have batted well specially in the middle overs, we lost three wickets in the powerplay and three in the middle. I think every match is going to be hard after losing so many wickets. Depending on the weather conditions (we will decide to bat or bowl first), but we are not thinking about that now and we will see when we come back to Pune” said Pant.

GT vs DC: "Could've Batted Well In The Middle-Overs" - Delhi Capitals Captain Rishabh Pant After Loss To Gujarat Titans

The southpaw further spoke about the role of Ricky Ponting in keeping up the spirits of the side after their first loss of the campaign. Pant said that despite the loss, Ponting kept a good environment in the dressing room heading into the next game.

Rishabh Pant and Ricky Ponting
Rishabh Pant and Ricky Ponting. Image: BCCI

“He (Ponting) has been amazing since day one. When you lose you feel heartbroken but at the end of the day if you keep improving and have a better environment then people can perform in the next match” Pant said.

Delhi Capitals take on Lucknow Super Giants in their next match on April 7 at the DY Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai. The Titans face Punjab Kings in their next encounter in Tata IPL 2022 at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai on April 8.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap And Purple Cap After MI vs RR & GT vs DC

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