Delhi Capitals (DC) beat Rajsthan Royals by 6 wickets and achieved the top place in the points table. It was Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten knock of 78 off 36 deliveries which helped DC to beat RR by 6 wickets in Jaipur. Pant’s match-winning knock helped DC to move to the top in the team standings following the win.Former Indian skipper and DC advisor Sourav Ganguly hailed the 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman for his unbeaten 78-run knock.
Ganguly posted a picture on Twitter in which he is seen lifting Pant with utmost joy. He captioned it as- “Rishabh Pant you deserve this, you are wow.”
Pant played a matching-winning knock against Mumbai Indians where he scored power-packed 78 off 27 balls. The 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman is the second-leading run scorer for his franchise with 336 runs in 11 matches at the strike rate of 164. Pant was awarded Man of the match for his power-packed performance. He said that it felt great to make the team win in an important match and he trusted the skills that worked for him.
The post-match presentation ceremony, “I am feeling lovely. To make your team win in an important match is a good feeling. I focussed on my process, I trusted my prowess and it worked for me. I knew how the wicket was behaving and I took advantage of that. The most important things for our team is that everyone needs their role and we try to keep it simple.”