The Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant backed the decision to send Lalit Yadav up the order and heaped praise on him for the maturity he showed on the tough wicket. Lalit Yadav paced his innings very well and was quite happy to rotate singles and the occasional two’s which was the need of the hour.
He had the big shots in his kitty, but the team needed him to stay until the last over and he did an excellent job at the end. Earlier in the day, Amit Mishra created havoc in Chennai picking up four wickets and Mumbai could manage only 137 on the board. Delhi chased it down with six wickets in hand and brought up their third victory in their campaign so far in this season.
“He Can Do Wonders For Us” – Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant was very delighted with the way, the youngster Lalit Yadav performed in the game. Lalit Yadav bowled four overs in the game and conceded only 17 runs in his spell taking one wicket. He stayed not out on 22 and took the team home in a tricky low scoring game. Pant mentioned Lalit to be an exciting prospect and Delhi are looking to groom him.
“I think Lalit is a great Indian talent and we are looking to groom him. He can do wonders for us in a wicket like this,” Rishabh Pant said on the impressive performance from Lalit Yadav.
Rishabh Pant Credits Mishra For Delivering Time and Time Again
Rishabh Pant revealed how important was Mishra in the game and his spell brought them back into the game again. He credited the bowling department for restricting the strong Mumbai batting lineup to a paltry score. He also stated it was a tough pitch to bat on despite the low score
“Actually, when we started, we were a little under pressure. Mishy bhai (Amit Mishra) brought us back into the game,” Pant said at the post-match presentation. “The bowlers did a fantastic job to stop them for 138 runs, because, yes, it is a low-scoring match but still it is a difficult pitch to bat on,” he added.
Delhi maintained the left-right combination in their batting order and took singles off good deliveries which put a lot of pressure on Mumbai’s bowling.