The Indian Premier League(IPL) 2019 opened big as rest of the years. With an outstanding opening match between Chennai and Bangalore, this latest season of this premier league promises extraordinarily record breaking performances from the best cricketers competing as teams among one another.
Yesterday during the match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, we saw how the last five overs of the Delhi Capitals’ innings subtly snatched the game away from underneath their opposition’s control. Mumbai Indians lost the game by 37 runs.
Now, the most epic highlight of this game was Risabh Pant’s onslaught during the remaining five overs of the game, which turned the table and gave them a big win in this season. Pant’s outstanding power hitting paved the path for Delhi Capital’s victory. With his sensational 78 off just 27 deliveries, he made his place in the World Cup 2019 final, we guess.
— Maqbool (@im_maqbool) March 24, 2019
In the Wankhede stadium, with his seven towering sixes and outstanding boundaries he left the Mumbai Indian’s bowlers in a dizzy. Most significantly, he smashed world’s best pacer Jasprit Bumrah too. Delhi Capitals in a never ending battle of outstanding batting form, notched up their run to 213 in that stipulated over of 20.
It was an astonishing sight, where Risabh Pant smashed Jasprit Bumrah. You definitely didn’t miss the left handed helicopter shot, did you? You should witness that as he surpassed obstacles to the fastest fifty for Delhi Capitals against Mumbai Indians.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 24, 2019
Earlier this record belonged to one and only Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in 2012 where he scored fifty off just 20 balls. Here Pant remains unbeaten at 78 though, off just 27 balls.
His innings was superb, filled with sixes and fours and especially the helicopter shot, where he pitched on the leg stump to give a huge six at the deep mid wicket.
@RishabPant777 hitting sixes on @Jaspritbumrah93 This is Beyond Science even in international cricket no one can hit bumrah like this. This is unbelievable hitting by pant #MIvDC #MI #DC #IPL2019 #risabhpant #jaspritbumrah
— Chowkidar Udit Panwar (@udiit_panwar) March 24, 2019
— Mahesh Dangle (@mahesh_gulab) March 24, 2019
Rishabh Pant is a serious player !!!
— Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) March 24, 2019
— Anjan (@anzan_nepal) March 24, 2019
— Prash. 🇮🇳 (@iam_prash04) March 24, 2019
Over 16.1 -> That shot over cow corner reminds me very much of 2006 Yuvraj Singh!! #RisabhPant
— RCB/MI Katchi (@sudhanks) March 13, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 24, 2019
So, what is your opinion on this?