Royal Challengers Bangalore won the first match by defeating Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in the match played in Bangalore under the IPL. Earlier, in the inaugural match of the tournament, Bengaluru had to face defeat at Sunrisers. While batting first, Bengaluru scored just 157 runs in 20 overs. The bowlers of Delhi worked to prevent all the batsmen including Chris, who was captain of the Shane Watson team. RCB’s runs were close to the average of 8 runs per over, thus the Delhi team’s hopes of victory were sustained. Unfortunately, the hard work of the bowlers was passed by the batsmen to Delhi. It seems that Rishabh Pant alone is fighting for Delhi. They did not get any support from the team’s other batsmen. Young wicketkeeper Pant, who played for Delhi in domestic cricket, made a great effort to win the team, but he did not get the breakthrough. Punt’s half-century came in 33 balls with 3 fours and so many sixes. Pant was finally bowled on the ball of Pawan Negi in the last over of the innings in the 19th over. In his 57-run innings, he faced 36 balls and hit three fours and four sixes.
The importance of left-handed aggressive batsman Rishabh Pant’s innings increases so much that his father’s untimely death has only happened on April 4. For the funeral, he had to leave the team and go to Roorkee. This kind of father’s sudden death was a big setback for Pant, but the big survivor has controlled his mood very well. After returning the father’s funeral, he returned and played the best innings for his team. Pant, who also played for Team India in T20, hit four sixes in his innings including a six in the Till Mills’ ball that was bowled at 140 kph.
During the training, Rishabh lived in Gurdwara
Rishabh has fought very hard to permit his cricketing interests. His father Rajendra Pant had told NDTV some time ago that Rishabh had to come to Delhi from Roorkee for training. Delhi’s Sonnet Club coach Tarak Sinha had kept a camp for cricketers and Rishabh came to Delhi from Roorkee to attend the camp. During this time he lived in the gurdwara and used to eat anchor there. Thanks to the hard work, Rishabh made a place in Delhi’s Ranji team and then managed to make a place in Team India thanks to his brilliant display of the Junior World Cup. In T20, Pant played the only T20 match in England against Bengal and he was unbeaten on five runs.