Rediff – ‘Till now it’s one of my best’

IMAGE: Rishab Pant of the Delhi Daredevils sports his orange cap.

Summary

  • Photograph: BCCIIf Rishabh Pant is tired of living in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shadow, the 20-year-old left-hander did a good job of venting any frustration with a blistering century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday.
  • Two days after being dropped from India’s Twenty20 squad for their tour of Ireland and England in order to accommodate a returning Dhoni, Pant displayed his six-hitting prowess with a blistering unbeaten 63-ball 128, albeit in a losing cause.
  • “Those were not bad balls from Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) in the last over barring the last full toss, but Rishabh Pant is really special and I hope he is nurtured well.”
  • Photograph: BCCIPant was savage on the IPL’s best death bowler, plundering 43 runs off 11 Kumar deliveries, including a one-handed six in the final over of the innings.
  • Hyderabad’s Afghan spinner Rashid Khan, who many have found nearly unplayable, bled 27 off 13 against Pant, who has played four Twenty20 Internationals for India.


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