DC Captain Ricky Ponting Joins Rishabh Pant’s Six Strikes Cameraman To Apologize

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With a brilliant unbeaten 88-run innings, Rishabh Pant strengthened his case for a position in India’s T20 World Cup squad by helping the Delhi Capitals defeat the Gujarat Titans in an exciting IPL match. With Pant’s heroics, Delhi overcame a tenuous 44-3 deficit during the powerplay at the Arun Jaitley Stadium to score a daunting 224–4.

Rishabh Pant’s statement to the cameraman following DC’s IPL victory over GT

Pant and Axar Patel collaborated to create a vital 113-run partnership that extended DC’s innings. With a blistering 66, Patel was instrumental in leading the Capitals to an overwhelming victory. Even with Rashid Khan’s late-inning blitz and David Miller’s explosive fifty-five, the Titans made a spirited effort, but Delhi held Gujarat to 220-8, winning by a narrow margin of four runs.

Additionally, read Sourav Ganguly’s standing ovation for Rishabh Pant during the DC vs. GT match as he imitates MS Dhoni.
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Pant scored his third half-century of the season with force, showcasing his signature aggressive style. In the last over, he put on an amazing show of power hitting, scoring 31 runs off Mohit Sharma. When Pant saw that one of the broadcast cameramen appeared to have been hurt by one of his shots—despite the fact that it was a six—he sent the concerned party a heartfelt video message of apology.

Pant had a protracted recuperation period after suffering serious injuries in a vehicle accident in December 2022 before making a comeback to elite cricket in the current league season. The administration of the Delhi Capitals, including coach Ricky Ponting and director Sourav Ganguly, has strongly endorsed him for inclusion in India’s T20 World Cup squad due to his excellent IPL form and abilities as a wicketkeeper.

The leading scorer for DC

Currently leading the Delhi Capitals in runs scored and ranking third on the Orange Cap list is Rishabh Pant. So far in nine innings, he has scored 342 runs with a remarkable strike rate of 161.32.

Delhi’s campaign has benefited greatly by the 26-year-old’s comeback to form, which has preserved their chances of making the playoffs in the T20 competition. Pant keeps making the case for a key part in India’s pursuit of T20 gold in the forthcoming World Cup with outstanding performances at the bat and behind the stumps.

With five boundaries and eight massive sixes in just 43 balls, Pant scored an impressive 88 not out in a mature and explosive performance. In addition, his performance gave the national selectors a helpful reminder just in time for India to unveil their much-awaited T20 World Cup roster.

Alongside Pant, Axar Patel was also a vital member of the team, scoring a quick 66 off 43 balls after moving up to the number three spot. Delhi’s dominant score was established by the pair’s aggressive batting style, which also put tremendous pressure on the Gujarat Titans’ bowling attack.

Sai Sudarshan and David Miller of the Gujarat Titans responded with heroic half-centuries, but they were unable to stave off Rashid Khan’s late charge. Gujarat had optimism thanks to Sudarshan’s explosive 65 off 29 balls and Miller’s fast-bowling 55 off 23, but their doom came from the increasing required run rate.

Gujarat Titans lost by four runs in the end, despite Rashid Khan’s valiant cameo in the last overs; Delhi Capitals’ Mukesh Kumar held his composure in the crucial final over.

IPL 2024 Table of Points

Delhi Capitals moved up to sixth place in the standings after winning four of their last five games, including a pivotal victory in the match. They overtook the Titans, who had eight points as well, but at a lesser net run percentage.

Updated points table for IPL 2024 (IPL)

With the victory, the Capitals maintained their hopes of making the playoffs. Their next opponent is the Mumbai Indians, who are now in eighth place after three games played.

The Royal Challengers Bengaluru will try desperately to snap their six-match losing streak when they play Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.

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