A distraught Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant struggled to describe his emotions in the post-match interview after the group’s loss against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The Kolkata facet booked their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 remaining on Wednesday.
Despite ending the league stage as the No. 1 facet, DC misplaced each qualifiers to exit the match in third place.
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In what seemed like a one-sided match till the 18th over of the second innings, KKR misplaced six wickets for seven runs in a span of twenty-two balls earlier than ending off the sport with one ball remaining. After the three-wicket loss, Rishabh Pant mentioned:
“I don’t have words to express at the moment. We can’t change things after the match. We just kept believing, we tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlers nearly pulled it back. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way.”
Sent in to bat first, DC limped to 135 on a sluggish Sharjah observe. The dew made it simpler for the KKR batters as their openers powered them to a 96-run stand off simply 74 balls earlier than shedding their manner till the penultimate ball. Rishabh Pant credited the KKR bowlers for maintaining it tight after the powerplay and making scoring tough.
Pant, who was dismissed for six, added:
“They bowled very well in the middle-overs, especially after the powerplay. We got stuck and were unable to rotate strike. The Delhi Capitals are known to be positive, and hopefully, we’ll come back better next season.”
Hopefully, we are going to return higher subsequent season: Rishabh Pant
One of the most constant sides in the previous three seasons, DC are the solely facet to have made it to the playoffs in all editions of the competitors since 2019. Heaping reward on the franchise, Rishabh Pant summarized the 2021 season positively and mentioned:
“We played really good cricket, yes, there will be ups and downs, but in Delhi Capitals, we stay positive. We are there for each other, care for each other and keep learning. Hopefully, we’ll improve further and come back better next season.”
Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will now play two-time winners KKR in Dubai in the IPL 2021 remaining on Friday.
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