Delhi Capitals had to face defeat in their second match of the Indian Premier League 2022. Delhi Capitals were defeated by Gujarat Titans captained by Hardik Pandya. Delhi captain Rishabh Pant won the toss and decided to bowl first. Gujarat scored 171 runs on the pitch of Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune. In reply, Delhi’s team could only manage 157 runs for 9 wickets. After Delhi’s defeat, captain Rishabh Pant blamed the team’s batting for the loss. However, in the meantime, Pant himself got out after playing a bad shot, which is also getting a lot of criticism on social media.
Delhi needed 54 runs in the last six overs. The match had reached an exciting stage. Captain Rishabh Pant was present at the crease. Pant was batting brilliantly. And at such a time it seemed that Delhi’s team would achieve the target while staying on the crease of their captain. Pant was playing 43 off 28 balls. He had hit seven fours. But after this Rishabh Pant did what he is criticized for. Habit of losing his wicket after being set. And getting out playing bad shots on most occasions. And he made the same mistake against Gujarat Titans on Saturday.
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This delivery from Titans pacer Lockie Ferguson was short. Although the ball was outside the off-stump, Pant did not know why he thought of playing bridge on it. He wanted to play this much outside ball on the on side. What’s more, he didn’t even hit it hard. Pant’s attempt was only to use the speed of the ball. As a result, neither he could get the ball on time nor could he hit it with force. The ball took the edge of the bat. And Abhinav Manohar, who was at deep backward square leg, took a simple catch.
The match which could have been made for Delhi from here started to deteriorate. The Gujarat team got a chance to make their place. And he took full advantage of it. And in the end he won the match by 14 runs. With this win, Gujarat have four points from two matches. While they defeated Lucknow Super Giants in the first match, Delhi made a winning start by defeating Mumbai Indians.
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