Delhi Capitals (DC) has been doing pretty well under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, who has been leading the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the absence of Shreyas Iyer. They played 7 games this season wherein they bagged five wins but lost 2 games. Their last win came against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. DC captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bowl first.
DC’s bowlers contained the Knight Riders’ batsmen quite well. Even after too much pressure from DC bowlers, KKR somehow managed to reach the tally of 154/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Andre Russell once again flexed his muscles to provide a sensational lift for KKR in the fag end of the overs.
Russell was the highest run-getter as he smashed 45 off 27 balls. The West Indies international was the pick of the batsmen for KKR. His innings were studded with a couple of fours and 4 sixes at a strike rate of 166.67. On the other hand, Lalit Yadav was the best bowler for DC as he took 3 wickets, giving away 13 runs in 3 overs.
There is no doubt that Rishabh Pant is a very good entertainer on the field. He has a habit of coming up with witty one-liners behind the stumps that are there for everyone to see in the IPL. He came up with yet another hilarious choice of words behind the stumps.
The incident took place when Dinesh Karthik was looking to play a sweep off Axar Patel’s bowling. Meanwhile, Pant had advised Patel about it and asked him to keep it away from the batsman’s hitting zone- “YE PEHLE HI SWEEP MARNE BAITHE HAI, DOOR SE MARNE DE.” Pant’s important tip helped Axar as he took the wicket of Karthik.
Pant – The future Indian captain for you 😎 pic.twitter.com/IwqGR37NLF
— ribas (@ribas30704098) April 29, 2021
"YE PEHLE HI SWEEP MARNE BAITHE HAI, DOOR SE MARNE DE."
Rishabh Pant to Axar Patel.🤣
— ⚠️🅰️Dℹ⁰⁶⚠️ (@Adi_Rukhster06) April 29, 2021
I wanna see Pant happy everyday
— brooklyn babe (@Anshulsaid) April 29, 2021
Whenever commentators are saying bringing Axar patel is a bad move by Rishabh Pant…he keeps giving wickets 😂😂😂
— Janaki Ram-wearing mask😷 (@ram_abbireddy) April 29, 2021
Only watching this game to hear Rishabh Pant on the stump mic
— Saketh RVK (@rvkvoices) April 29, 2021