Rishabh Pant, in his first season as IPL captain, led Delhi Capitals to the playoffs.© BCCI/IPL
Rishabh Pant was visibly emotional after Delhi Capitals suffered a heartbreaking loss to Kolkata Knight Riders within the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. After scoring solely 135/5, Delhi Capitals bowlers stored their workforce within the hunt with common strikes in direction of the tip of the KKR chase. KKR misplaced six wickets for seven runs in simply over three overs because the match went to the ultimate six deliveries. Rahul Tripathi hit a six off Ravichandran Ashwin on the penultimate supply of the match to win the sport for KKR. After the match, a dejected Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant mentioned his aspect by no means stopped believing and tried to remain within the contest for so long as they may.
“Cannot change something after the match. All the time we stored on believing, and stayed within the sport for so long as doable. The bowlers pulled it again. They bowled very well by way of the center overs. We have been caught, and unable to rotate the strike,” Pant mentioned on the post-match presentation.
Pant added that he needs to return stronger and improved subsequent season and switch their fortunes.
“Hopefully we will come again web 12 months for a stronger season. We performed actually good cricket all through the season. We caught collectively, and cared for one another. Hopefully we are going to enhance subsequent 12 months and are available again strongly,” Pant concluded.
Within the match, Delhi Capitals might solely handle a complete of 135 for 5 of their allotted 20 overs after being put in to bat by Eoin Morgan.
In reply, regardless of a dramatic hiccup, KKR managed to recover from the road and seal a spot within the finals of IPL 2021.
The 2-time champions will now tackle MS Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings within the remaining of the T20 league in Dubai on Friday.
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