Big B Hails Rishabh Pant’s Knock, Praises Him On Twitter

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New Delhi: Risbabh Pant has been in exceptional form this season, be it in domestic cricket or in the on-going season of IPL.

Last night Pant launched an all-out attack as he guided Delhi Daredevils to a seven wicket win over Gujarat Lions. In his knock of 43-balls, the left-handed batsman smashed nine sixes and six boundaries before Basil Thampi got him caught behind the stumps at 97.

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Pant for his heroics was praised by senior cricketers, coaches. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan also took to social media, Twitter and heaped praises for the 19-year old batsmen and said “UFFFFFFF !! what an innings played by Rishabh Pant .. never mind the 100 .. for us it was more than that !!”

 

Chasing a mammoth of 209 to win, Pant (97) and Sanju Samson (61) recorded a match-winning partnership of 143 off 63 balls for the second wicket. It was also the second highestsuccessful run chase in the history of IPL.

After a disastrous first half in the tournament, Delhi Daredevils are fighting to stay alive and make it into the play-offs. They next host two times IPL champions and table toppers Mumbai Indians on May 6.

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