The 20 year old wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant played one of the most entertaining innings by an Indian batsman in the shortest format of the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Thursday night.
However, Pant’s efforts went in vain as his side Delhi Daredevils lost to the visitors by 9 wickets. But he certainly received great appreciation across the world for playing a thunderous knock against the best bowling line-up in the tournament.
Pant smashed an unbeaten 128 off just 63 balls which included 15 fours and seven sixes as Delhi Daredevils (DD) posted a total of 187 for five in their allotted 20 overs.
He has also become the second youngest player to score an IPL hundred and youngest to score 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League.
With 521 runs in 11 matches so far, Rishabh Pant also overtook KL Rahul of Kings XI Punjab to become the owner of the ‘Orange Cap’. His knock against the Sunrisers not just earned him praises from the cricketing fraternity but also from the Bollywood world.
‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ fame actress Nushrat Bharucha was in awe after watching Rishabh Pant’s innings. She took to Twitter to praise the Delhi lad for his superb knock.
Here’s what Nushrat tweeted:
“128 off 63!! @RishabPant777 what a game!! Absolute delight to watch! Saw the highlights just to see his innings again!”
128 off 63!! @RishabPant777 what a game!! Absolute delight to watch! Saw the highlights just to see his innings again!
— Nushrat Bharucha (@NushratBharucha) May 10, 2018
To which the wicket-keeper batsman replied, ‘Thanku’.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) May 11, 2018
With just six points from 11 games, Daredevils’ hopes of reaching to the playoff-stage are finally over.