The 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is taking place between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and asked the opposition to bat first. The decision to bowl first paid off as bowlers were all over the batsmen in what is a difficult pitch to bat on.
While the Delhi Capitals are finding it tough to score runs their skipper Rishabh Pant gave fans a comical moment to cheer about. It was during the 17th over, mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was bowling to Rishabh Pant, who chopped the ball on his feet and thought that the ball was going to hit stumps.
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As he tried to swat the ball away with his bat, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik was trying to fetch the ball and in the process, Rishabh Pant almost took out the wicketkeeper, who got out of the way and managed to miss Pant’s wild bat swing. The duo was then seen punching the gloves and have a laugh.
Here’s the video:
Asked to bat first, Delhi Capitals went off the flyer as opener Shikhar Dhawan came out with all guns blazing and scored runs at a fast rate. However, after his wicket, the Rishabh Pant-led side struggled to get going. Steve Smith, who opened the innings, tried hard but could manage only 39 runs.
In what is a difficult pitch to score runs, KKR bowlers took advantage of the conditions and tested the batsmen with great lines and lengths. DC skipper Rishabh Pant tried to finish the innings on high but was run out in the last over as his team posted a total of only just 127 runs. Notably, they also failed to hit six in their innings.
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