T20 World Cup 2024
Dinesh Karthik Awards The Fielding Medal To Rishabh Pant
By CricShots - Jun 28, 2024 4:01 pm
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A wave of emotion washed over the Indian dressing room as Dinesh Karthik presented the “Fielder of the Match” award to Rishabh Pant following their emphatic 68-run victory over England in the T20 World Cup semi-final. This win puts India on the cusp of their first T20 World Cup title since the inaugural edition in 2007 and ends their ICC trophy drought stretching back to the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik handed the fielding medal to Rishabh Pant

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a heartwarming video on their official social media channels, capturing the special post-match ceremony. India’s fielding coach, T Dilip, commended the efforts of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Suryakumar Yadav for their outstanding fielding displays.

But the spotlight truly fell on Rishabh Pant when Dinesh Karthik announced him as the “Fielder of the Match.” Karthik’s words resonated with a deep sense of pride and resilience: “There are many stories in sport, but there are not many better than the person I am giving this medal to. What he’s gone through a year ago, I think six months ago, no one expected him to be in this team, not many would have expected him to play this sport this early, but for him to come out here and play the way he has done, all are very happy for him and he has made millions happy by just being on the field – Rishabh Pant.”

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Pant’s journey to this moment has been nothing short of remarkable. Just a few months ago, his place in the team seemed uncertain. However, he has defied expectations, displaying exceptional skill and determination on the field. His story is a testament to the power of perseverance and the unwavering support of millions of fans.


Looking back at the match, England, led by captain Jos Buttler, opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Despite early jitters, India managed to post a competitive total of 171/7 thanks to crucial contributions from Rohit Sharma (57) and Suryakumar Yadav (46). Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja provided valuable support in the lower order. Chris Jordan emerged as England’s most successful bowler, claiming three wickets for 37 runs in his three overs.

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England’s chase was plagued by a misunderstanding of the pitch conditions, ultimately leading to a disappointing total of 103 runs in 16.4 overs. Only Harry Brook and Jos Buttler managed to show some resistance with the bat. The Indian bowling attack, spearheaded by Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav (three wickets each), proved too strong for the English batsmen. Jasprit Bumrah chipped in with two wickets, consolidating India’s dominant bowling performance.

With this victory, the stage is set for a thrilling final between India and South Africa, the two undefeated teams in the tournament. This clash in Barbados on Saturday promises to be a battle of titans, leaving cricket fans around the world eagerly anticipating the culmination of the 2024 T20 World Cup.