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Rishabh Pant Plays Box-cricket With Ajinkya Rahane And R Ashwin
By CricShots - Apr 5, 2021 11:32 am
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The young captain of the Delhi Capitals, Rishabh Pant was seen playing “box cricket” with the premier, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and India’s deputy skipper in Tests, Ajinkya Rahane during a shoot. In the 10-second video, Pant can be seen throwing the ball at Ajinkya Rahane and as he plays the ball, Ashwin took the catch while standing close to the batsman and celebrates.

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Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, and Ajinkya Rahane during a commercial shoot

However, the new Delhi Capitals skipper then asks his team to tag Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Shubman Gill in the post. Captioning the video on Twitter, Delhi Capitals wrote, “Breaks during a shoot are for box cricket, of course Tagging @RealShubmanGill here because our skipper said so #YehHaiNayiDilli @RishabhPant17 @ajinkyarahane88 @ashwinravi99.”

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Here is the video of the same:

While it wasn’t clear as to why Pant asked Gill to be tagged in the video, the fans of the Delhi-based franchise reacted to the video, one of them felt that Gill was tagged because the young KKR opener normally fields in close-in positions in Test cricket.

Delhi Capitals will start their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on April 10 in Mumbai (most probably). Delhi finished as runners-up last season but this year, the franchise will have their task cut out as they will be without their regular skipper Shreyas Iyer.

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Iyer suffered an injury on his left shoulder injury during the recently-concluded ODI series against England. Pant was appointed as the captain for the upcoming season and the team looks in high spirits ahead of the start of the franchise-based tournament.

The team’s co-owner Parth Jindal had said that while Delhi will be dearly missing the services of Shreyas in the 14th edition of the IPL, he is sure that the franchise will continue playing a fearless brand of cricket under the young leader of Rishabh Pant.