IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant overtakes Virender Sehwag as Delhi's top run-scorer
- Rishabh Pant achieved the feat in a low scoring fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders
- He beat Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan to the feat
- Delhi Capitals will be hoping to get back in form ahead of their next fixture after a dissapointing performance
He achieved the feat while playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 41st match of IPL 2021. The toss was won by Eoin Morgan’s men who chose to field first.
Delhi Capitals celebrated the feat on their twitter account. The congratulatory tweet read,
The batting line-up of the Capitals’ gave a dismal performance in the first innings and the only man who posed a threat to the opponents was Rishabh Pant. The record breakers scored 39 runs in 36 balls.
The low scoring afternoon fixture took place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
The 23-year-old talented wicketkeeper batter has taken his run total to 2,390 runs for the IPL side. He made his debut in 2016 and has made 79 appearances since then. With an average of 35.69 and a strike rate of 148.35.
While the legendary opener, Sehwag scored 2,174 runs for the franchise in 79 IPL appearances. Looking at the numbers, Pant looks like a reincarnation of the man himself.
However, Pant wasn’t very happy after the defeat to Kolkata and spoke in the post-match conference. He said, “Batting was pretty difficult for new batters. We wanted to capitalise in the end with the bat, but we lost wickets and ended up 10 short.”
He was happy with the shift that the bowler’s put in which helped the team fight well even after putting up a low total on the board.
Pant added, “We learn from our mistakes. I don’t think there is a massive change that we have to do as a bowling unit, just some little things but we’ll learn from our mistakes and move onto the next one”.
The Delhi Capitals sit on the second place in the IPL table but qualification is not guaranteed yet. The team will be hoping to get back in form before their clash against the Mumbai Indians on October 2.