Rishabh Pant’s helicopter shot and one-handed six: Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper batsman played some outstanding shots vs Mumbai Indians.
During the third match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at Mumbai, Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored his ninth IPL half-century to propel his team to 213-6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
Pant, who came in to bat at No. 5 in the 14th over, was severe against each and every bowler of Mumbai Indians as he ended up scoring 78* (27) with the help of seven fours and seven sixes. More than the numbers, the manner in which Pant accumulated them was worth watching at.
After scoring a lone run in the first five balls which he faced, Pant took the attack on the opposition. In an assault which didn’t seem to come on the back of any doubt, the 21-year old cricketer transformed into the brutal mode after hitting Mumbai all-rounder Ben Cutting for a couple of fours and a six.
His first signs of opening up were followed by him taking on Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Rasikh Salam during the slog overs. The pinnacle of Pant’s innings came when he batted against Bumrah and Salam in the last three overs.
On the third ball of the 18th over, Pant’s effortless flick off Bumrah saw him hitting a gigantic six on the leg-side. On the penultimate delivery of the same over, Pant played an awe-inspiring short-arm jab which went for another boundary.
From emulating Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s helicopter shot to hitting a monumental six off one hand, Pant ended up playing some outrageous shots during his blistering innings. Watch the full video below:
— Srinivas Reddy (@Sriniva27039143) March 24, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Feb 23 – “Game Dikhaane aa raha hun”
Mar 24 – Dikha diya!
78* (27) – Rishabh Pant came, saw and conquered!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 24, 2019
Only one word for Rishabh Pant today. Wow. The sixes were exquisite but the boundary to get to 50 was simply special.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 24, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 24, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 24, 2019
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