"We thought it's time to..." - Rishabh Pant's huge statement on Prithvi Shaw after victory over CSK

Published - 01 Apr 2024, 12:11 AM

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Image Credits: Twitter

Rishabh Pant guided Delhi Capitals (DC) to a brilliant win over the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 13th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, March 31.

Delhi Capitals won the toss and decided to bat first in the match. The decision proved to be an excellent one for the side as the opening duo of Prithvi Shaw and David Warner played wonderful cricket.

Shaw was featuring in his first game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 and he impressed the DC management with his knock of 43 runs off 27 balls, with 4 fours and 2 sixes. The other two batters who starred in the innings were Rishabh Pant and David Warner, both of whom slammed half-centuries.

David Warner scored 52 runs off 35 balls, including 5 fours and 3 sixes, while Rishabh Pant slammed 51 runs off 32 balls, with 4 fours and 3 sixes. In the end, Delhi Capitals (DC) posted 191/5 on the board.

Chasing the target, CSK openers failed but Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell batted well to stabilize the innings. After the dismissal of the aforementioned batters, the responsibility fell on Shivam Dube to do the job for his team but he didn’t look comfortable in the middle and was cleaned up for 18.

At last, MS Dhoni showed his true class and smoked the Delhi Capitals (DC) bowlers all over the park during his 51* runs partnership with Ravindra Jadeja. MS Dhoni scored 37 runs off 16 balls, with 4 fours and 3 sixes, but wasn’t able to steer CSK to win. The Chennai Super Kings were restricted to 171/6 and DC won the match by 20 runs.

Bowlers have been clinical today – Rishabh Pant

At the post-match presentation ceremony, the Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant lauded his bowling unit for clinical performance against the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Talking about the opening batsman Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant said that the opening batsman has been putting in hard yards in the last few weeks and they thought the it was perfect time to unleash him against CSK. Rishabh Pant said:

Bowlers have been clinical today. Learned from our mistake. He’s been working hard from last two weeks (Shaw). We thought it’s time to give him a chance and he flourished.”

The right-arm pacer Mukesh Kumar did a brilliant job for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the death overs and he also bagged three wickets in the match. When asked about the pacer’s role, Rishabh Pant said that if Mukesh Kumar could continue his heroics at death it would be great for Delhi Capitals (DC). Rishabh Pant stated:

“It will depend on match to match, but if Mukesh can bowl at the death it’ll be great.”

Rishabh Pant further spoke about his comeback and said that he gives it all when he steps onto the field and always has a lot of self-belief. Rishabh Pant said:

“As a cricketer I’ve to give my 100 percent. Took some time initially as I haven’t played much cricket in the last 1.5 years. This is something I’ve depended my life on. Always had the self-belief that whatever happens, it’s important to come back to the ground.”

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