Rishabh Pant - The name that has all the potential to rise into one of the rare talents of the sport. IPL has seen some fearless batting in all seasons but this one from Pant is so special. Being a teenager, he has shown the cricketing world that there is a star in the making.
Rishabh Pant played a blistering innings as his 97 helped Delhi Daredevils to a 7wicket win that shattered Gujarat Lions dreams of making into IPL qualifiers. Sanju Samson joined hands with Pant for masterly 143run partnership which helped DD chase down the mammoth 208 - second highest chase in the IPL.
Both the youngsters are fortunate enough to be guided by "The Wall" himself. After the match, Rahul Dravid jokingly told to both of them, "I am glad that you have not been watching too many videos of me batting when you need 208 in 20 overs. Well done boys, terrific innings"
Dravid was lavish in his praise of Pant's selfless approach despite being quite close to getting a hundred. "What I found impressive in Rishabh's batting is that he was not worried about his hundred. He was always looking to take the team home. But I am a hard taskmaster and I hope next time you will finish the job and stay not out," he told the duo.
"Incredible innings from the two boys and truly well deserved," Rahul Dravid added.
Pant was so upset when he missed out to score his first T20 century, a much deserving one.
Pant innings Highlights:
Legends were in praise for the teenager for his fearless innings to take his team to victory.