Even though it was not an ideal day for Rishabh Pant the captain of Delhi Capital, it was certainly a day that Rishabh Pant the batsman would never forget as marched past Virendra Sehwag to become the highest run-getter for the Delhi franchise.
Pant scored a slow 39 off 36 balls, which was just not enough to take his team over the line and they ended up posting just 127 runs in their 20 overs. This was never the type of score that would have troubled any team, let alone KKR, who is coming off a great stint with the bat. And that is what exactly happened as KKR won the match with 3 wickets and 8 balls to spare.
Delhi Capitals will look back on this match with some hard feelings, as they missed out on an opportunity to climb up the table. However, it will certainly be a different case for Rishabh Pant, as he will look back at the match filled with pride.
Virendra Sehwag had scored 2382 runs in 86 matches, at an average of 29.77, which included 17 fifties and a solitary century. Pant on the other hand as anyone can guess was much quicker in achieving this feat. It took Pant just 79 matches to reach the milestone, and he did it at a greater average of 35.67. He has scored 14 fifties and the highest score of 128, which is his solitary century. It came against SRH, in 2018. It was the best year for Pant as a batsman, as he scored 684 runs from 14 games in that season. Since then, he has remained at the pinnacle of his form. Currently, Delhi is second in the points table with 16 points.
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