Rishabh Pant Lifted In The Air By Sourav Ganguly After Win Over Rajasthan Royals, Says It Was Surreal

Updated: 23 April 2019 13:21 IST

Rishabh Pant was instrumental in guiding Delhi Capitals to an important win over Rajasthan Royals.

Rishabh Pant Lifted In The Air By Sourav Ganguly After Win Over Rajasthan Royals, Says It Was Surreal
Rishabh Pant was not included in India's World Cup 2019 sqaud © BCCI/IPL

Rishabh Pant, fresh from his match-winning knock for Delhi Capitals against Rajasthan Royals, told teammate Prithvi Shaw in an interview after the match, which saw the Capitals chasing a daunting score of 192 with 4 balls to spare, that it was a very special moment for him when team mentor Sourav Ganguly gave him a hug and lifted him in the air after the win. This came at the back of match-winning knock by Pant, where he smashed 78 not out off 36 balls at a strike rate of 216.66, earning him the man of the match award.

Speaking to Shaw, Pant said "It was a very special moment when you finish a match like that for our team. We keep talking about how we have to finish the match and win the match for our team (Delhi Capitals), so it was a very good experience, especially after I came out after the match and the love I received from everyone, especially when Sourav Sir lifted me in the air, so it was a surreal experience".

Prithvi Shaw, who describes Pant as a "huge finisher", said that he felt really good finishing the match batting with Shaw. "With you (Shaw), I felt that we can take the game to the end, so there was a lot of confidence from within," Shaw said.

Pant also stated that the partnership between them, which accrued 84 runs out of which Pant contributed 60, was instrumental in achieving the victory.

Highlights
  • Rishabh Pant smashed 78 not out off 36 balls at a strike rate of 216.66
  • Delhi Capitals chased a daunting score of 192 with 4 balls to spare
  • Rishabh Pant has scored 336 runs in 11 innings in IPL 2019
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