How would you describe Rishabh Pant? As a big hitter? A finisher? The future wicket-keeper? A sledger? Or the baby sitter?
At just 21, Pant has made many superlatives his own. But no matter how you describe him, you can’t deny the fact that the lad has enormous potential.
Opinions are divided when it comes to the technical abilities of Pant. He is not the orthodox, textbook shot playing guy. Instead, he is the one who can hurt the opposition really badly with his unconventional strokeplay.
Pant can hit all around the park with his wonderful improvisation. He can make even the best bowlers in the world dance to his tunes. And remember, he is just 21 and is improving day by day.
Having played fifteen games in the Indian Premier League so far, Pant has given what was expected of him. His 78 off 27 against Mumbai Indians was a blinder, and was the perfect trailer of his abilities.
The stage was set for the young boy in a knockout match, and he delivered : 5 sixes and 2 fours, and an almost match-winning knock struck at lightning quick speed against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pant finished with 49 runs off 21 balls to take his team to the cusp of victory.
Delhi Capitals won the match by two wickets with one ball to spare. This means that SRH have been knocked out of the tournament. And on the other hand, Delhi Capitals are set to face CSK on Friday for a place in Sunday’s final vs MI.