IPL 2021, Qualifier 2: “I don’t have words to express at the moment” – DC skipper Rishabh Pant after loss against KKR


A distraught Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant struggled to explain his emotions within the post-match interview after the group’s loss in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The Kolkata facet booked their place within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 remaining on Wednesday.

Regardless of ending the league stage because 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 haven’t got phrases to specific in the intervening time. We will not change issues after the match. We simply saved believing, we tried to remain within the recreation so long as potential. The bowlers practically pulled it again. Sadly, it did not go our means.”

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Despatched 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 dropping their means till the penultimate ball. Rishabh Pant credited the KKR bowlers for preserving it tight after the powerplay and making scoring troublesome.

Pant, who was dismissed for six, added:

“They bowled very nicely within the middle-overs, particularly after the powerplay. We obtained caught and had been unable to rotate strike. The Delhi Capitals are recognized to be constructive, and hopefully, we’ll come again higher subsequent season.”

Hopefully, we’ll return higher subsequent season: Rishabh Pant

One of the crucial constant sides up to now three seasons, DC are the one 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 performed actually good cricket, sure, there will probably be ups and downs, however in Delhi Capitals, we keep constructive. We’re there for one another, take care of one another and continue to learn. Hopefully, we’ll enhance additional and are available again higher subsequent season.”

Three-time IPL champions Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) will now play two-time winners KKR in Dubai within the IPL 2021 remaining on Friday.

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Edited by Ritwik Kumar

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