Watch: Rishabh Pant Shows Off Six-Hitting Prowess In Delhi Capitals Nets Session
With the clock running down towards the IPL 2020 beginning on September 19, all the big-hitters are polishing their skills.
Rishabh Pant showcased his six-hitting prowess during a nets session
Delhi Capitals shared the video on their official Twitter handle
Capitals begin their IPL 2020 campaign vs Kings XI Punjab on September 20
Sachin Tendulkar taking bowlers to the cleaners at Sharjah has become a part of Indian cricketing folklore. But a certain Sourav Ganguly too seemed to enjoy batting at Sharjah. During the final of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy against Zimbabwe in 1998, India chased down 197 without losing a wicket, Ganguly hit three sixes in the match -- all three against the same bowler (Grant Flower), all three in the same over (21st) and all three landing on the roof. On Tuesday, Delhi Capitals paid tribute to Ganguly's knock by posting a video of another left-hander, Rishabh Pant, smashing sixes at will during a net session in Sharjah.
"An Indian southpaw smashing sixes off spinners at will in Sharjah. Well, where have we heard that before?" Delhi Capitals captioned the video.
If the Delhi Capitals video is anything to go by, then bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), especially spinners, must be at their best to stop Pant from teeing off.
The wicket-keeper batsman, who in recent times has come in for some stick due to some poor performances with the Indian team, will be raring to prove a point and make IPL 2020 his own.
The left-hander has already showed his six-hitting prowess in previous seasons of the IPL and would be hoping to take it up a notch this year. Pant has performed brilliantly with the bat in the two previous seasons.
Last season, he scored 488 runs in 16 matches, averaging 37.53 and a strike rate of 162.66 to go with it. The year previous to that he was at his destructive best, smashing 684 runs at an average of 52.61 and a strike 173.60, including a whirlwind knock of 128 not out.
Delhi Capitals will be seen in action on the second day of IPL 2020 (September 20, Sunday) when they face KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.