In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, there have been raining sixes in most of the matches and the same was the case in the ongoing match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Brabourne stadium. DC skipper, Rishabh Pant smashed three majestic sixes in a row against SRH leg-spinner, Shreyas Gopal but was eventually clean bowled on the next delivery.
Earlier in the game, SRH skipper, Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bowl first. Delhi Capitals are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 and are batting first. The team was reduced to 37/2 at one stage and then Rishabh Pant walked in to bat. The duo of Pant and David Warner was expected to steady the innings and put their team in a strong position.
Pant was looking in good touch when he started an onslaught against Shreyas Gopal, who was bowling the ninth over of the innings. Warner was off the mark on the first delivery and he gave the strike to Rishabh Pant. Pant then swiped the second ball from the slot for a maximum.
The next ball was slightly flighted and Pant stepped down the track to smash it straight over wide long-off. The third delivery was bowled slower and wide outside off. Rishabh Pant again cleared the fence over long-off and completed the hattrick of sixes.
The DC skipper was looking in fine touch as he smashed the next ball for four. The final ball was a full toss outside off and a maximum was written all over it. However, in an attempt to hit the ball very hard, Risahbh Pant lost his shape chopping the ball on the wickets.
Here is the video of the sixes and the dismissal:
6,6,6,4 and then Shreyas Gopal becomes the first spinner to get Rishabh Pant in #IPL2022.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 5, 2022
Rishabh Pant has the makings of a good captain. Two things I think he needs to work on, though – first would be to bat as freely as he did when he was a player alone. The second is controlling emotions in crucial moments. Reckon he lets the latter get the better of him often.
— Debayan Sen (ਦੇਬਾਯਨ) (@debayansen) May 5, 2022
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— Jega8 (@imBK08) May 5, 2022
— gurmej dhillon (@gurmejdhillon) May 5, 2022
— Neha Mishra (@Free_Bird2907) May 5, 2022
Pant 25(16) maarta hai toh good intent 🤣 Baaki batsmen maarte hain toh innings finish nahi ki. Statpadders 🤣🤣🤣🤣
— CricEnthu69 (@CricEnthu1594) May 5, 2022
Tough time for Rishabhpant,just waiting for Big knock ❤️💙
— Rajesh_17 (@Rajeshs56175041) May 5, 2022