IPL 2021
Rishabh Pant Lost His Bat While Trying To Smack Rashid Khan
By CricShots - Sep 23, 2021 2:26 pm
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Rishabh Pant, in an attempt to smash teh ball out of the ground while facing Rashid Khan during the Delhi Capitals’ run-chase against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, lost control grip of his bat, as it flew towards the short mid-wicket region. Kane Williamson, who was fielding at the position, was the one who retrieved the bat to his counterpart.

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Rishabh Pant lost his bat

The Capitals, chasing a target of 135, were looking good to fund down the total at 97/2 in the 15th over, when Pant tried to take on Rashid for a boundary. It was a back-of-a-length delivery from Rashid and the ball skidded through wide outside off, and the DC skipper went for a cut, only to lose his bat which went flying away to the mid-wicket region.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad played Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, Jason Holder, and David Warner as their four overseas players, while the DC decided to go with Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, and the South African duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje as their four overseas players.

SRH got off to the worse possible start, losing former skipper, David Warner for a duck to Anrich Nortje. Wriddhiman Saha and Kane Williamson fell for 18 runs apiece, while Manish Pandey made 17 and Kedar Jadhav made 3 runs.

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Rashid and wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha went for a half-hearted appeal, which was turned down before SRH skipper Kane Williamson retrieved the bat back to Pant.

Here is the video of the incident:

The Capitals eventually took the game by eight wickets, with Pant finishing unbeaten with a 21-ball 35. Delhi Capitals has a bit of a similar start as Prithvi Shaw who looked good for his 11, got out to Kane Williamson off Khaleel Ahmed. But then Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer took charge and maintained a decent run rate in the chase. Dhawan made 42 in 37 balls with 6 fours and one six. And added 52 runs for the second wicket with former captain Shreyas Iyer.