Aakash Chopra comments on Rishabh Pant’s knock for Delhi Capitals
By SMCS - May 6, 2022 4:30 pm
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Former India player turned veteran commentator Aakash Chopra has said that Rishabh Pant seemed to play his best before he was dismissed in Thursday’s (May 5) IPL 2022 match between the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). However, Pant has scored a 16-ball 26 and the Capitals went on to post a massive total of 207/3 on the board and also won the match by 21 runs.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Aakash Chopra also opined on the Delhi Capitals’ batting effort in a video shared on his YouTube channel. He said: “Rishabh Pant was playing well and the way Rishabh Pant got out surprised a lot because he was hitting sixes against Shreyas Gopal and got out to a full toss, what luck. He looked a million dollars. I saw the old Rishabhpanti for the first time.”

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He again shared: “Then you think Lalit (Yadav) might come but Rovman Powell came and shone. Rovman showed the Caribbean flair. How well he hit, what sixes. Kane (Williamson) dropped a catch, Kane is not making runs and dropped a straightforward catch off Umran Malik’s bowling when Rovman was on 18.”

Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals (DC)

Meanwhile, Rovman Powell smashed an unbeaten 67 off just 35 deliveries, a knock that included three fours and six sixes. He added together with an unbroken 122-run partnership with Warner and helped his side to post a decent total as well.

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“When Mandeep got out there were some concerns, the ball was swinging a little. Warner was on one side and then came Mitchell Marsh. Mitchell Marsh played for a little while, hits a few big shots, but that is what is happening with him, a few big shots and then he gets out. Delhi has come to the fifth spot. The table is changing every day, RCB has gone up, when the match started Hyderabad was at No. 5, now Hyderabad has come down to No. 6 and Delhi has moved up to No. 5. There is going to be a traffic jam, the first two seem to be okay but there is a fight for the rest,” Aakash Chopra concluded.