Delhi Capitals suffered heartbreak in Qualifier 2 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, conceding a slim three-wicket loss to bow out of the event. The KKR have been cruising in the direction of a one-sided victory within the sixteenth over with their rating at 123/1, however DC made an unimaginable comeback to select six wickets within the subsequent 23 deliveries to place KKR below stress.
On the fifth supply of the ultimate over, nevertheless, Rahul Tripathi hit a six to seal KKR’s passage to the ultimate of the season.
Following the powerful defeat, a visibly distraught Rishabh Pant mentioned that the facet stored believing all through the sport.
“I haven’t got phrases to precise in the mean time. Cannot change something after the match. At all times we stored on believing and stayed within the recreation for so long as attainable. The bowlers pulled it again but it surely’s unlucky that it did not go our approach,” mentioned Rishabh Pant within the post-match presentation ceremony.
The Capitals have been restricted to 135/5 in 20 overs in Sharjah, because the KKR bowlers confined the Delhi batters with correct line and lengths. DC’s high scorer was Shikhar Dhawan (36), who batted at a poor strike charge of 92.31.
“They (KKR) bowled very well by means of the center overs. We have been caught and unable to rotate the strike,” admitted Pant.
Delhi Capitals had reached the ultimate of the 2020 season and completed first within the league stage this yr, and Pant is hopeful of a stronger season for the facet in 2022.
“Hopefully we will come again subsequent yr for a stronger season. We performed actually good cricket all through the season. We caught collectively and cared for one another. Hopefully, we are going to enhance subsequent yr and are available again strongly,” mentioned Pant as he signed off.