RP Singh. Photo- Twitter
RP Singh. Photo- Twitter

According to former India cricketer, RP Singh feels Rishabh Pant let his “ego” dictate terms when he missed a great chance to become an all-situation match-winner for the Delhi Capitals by attempting a wild shot against PBKS bowler Liam Livingstone.

He was not satisfied with Rishabh Pant’s batting performance against Punjab Kings on Monday.

Rishabh Pant'
Rishabh Pant. Image: Twitter

Pant lost his temper and hit a foolish hit to surrender his wicket to Liam Livingstone as he came out to bat in a key position when the rhythm of the match had just begun to move towards PBKS. Pant, according to Ojha, squandered a fantastic opportunity to establish himself as a match-winner in any situation by taking that shot.

PBKS vs DC: Is Rishabh Pant's Ego More Important Than DC's Triumph - RP Singh Criticizes Pant

Pant led the charge after Lalit Yadav was removed in the 11th over’s final ball. Pant struck first with a single off Livingstone in the next over. When he regained the strike, he went down the course and hit his famous one-handed six.

Rishabh Pant. Photo- BCCI
Rishabh Pant. Photo- BCCI

The England all-rounder then engaged in some mental contortions. He came to a halt before sending the following ball, perhaps to get a better sense of Pant’s movements. Pant appeared to be impacted by this, as he charged down the track far too early in the following ball.

When Livingstone noticed this, he threw it wide and stumped the left-hander for 7 runs in three balls.

‘Livingstone set a trap and he fell right into it’: RP Singh

Pant, like former India bowler RP Singh, used his ego to dictate terms rather than being cool and building innings.

“Which is more important: your ego or winning the game? The tide had already turned in favour of PBKS. You can’t blame Lalit Yadav since he’s a kid, but Pant should have accepted more of the blame,” RP Singh said.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo: IPL)

“Livingstone had set a trap for him, and he had walked right into it. He is not a well-known bowler. He was toying with his emotions. Pant was forced into an ego fight by him,” RP Singh explained.

Pant’s bat hasn’t played well in the IPL thus far. He’s gotten a few starts but hasn’t been able to convert them into significant wins.

Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 17 runs at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai, moving to the IPL 2022 playoffs.

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