Watch: Pant screams on Lalit; spinner responds with wicket in next over
Delhi Capitals’ captain Rishabh Pant is one of the funniest characters on the cricket field. He is quite similar to his idol MS Dhoni where he comes up with witty one-liners behind the stumps.
He passed on a hilarious comment on Lalit Yadav during the recently-concluded match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
When the defending champions got off to a good start, Pant brought young off-spinner Lalit Yadav into the attack. The off-spinner initially delivered a ball towards Rohit’s pads and then followed it up with a short delivery.
As Pant came to know that Lali Yadav was not fully warmed up, he decided to pass a funny comment towards the spinner as he said “Body vody khol le apni.” (Open up your arms and body to bowl).
Watch the video below:
— cricfan_msdhoni (@All_aboutsport_) April 20, 2021
Meanwhile, the spinner took it sportively and acted on it very seriously right from the next ball. When he was given the ball to bowl the next shoulder, the off-spinner did open up his shoulders and bowled really well in the next over where he conceded just 3 runs.
The 24-year-old came back in the 11th over to take a big wicket of Krunal Pandya and thus putting Mumbai Indians in big trouble, which was also Yadav’s first wicket of his IPL career.
— Sunny Singh (@SunnySi40932868) April 20, 2021
Mumbai Indians posted 137/9 in their quota of 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Capitals chased down the target with 5 balls to spare. DC won the game by 6 wickets to seal a win over MI.
Amit Mishra was named the man of the match for his exceptional bowling spell. IPL’s second-highest wicket taker took 4 wickets in the game.
After the match, Pant praised Mishra and Lalit Yadav. “When we started we were little under pressure. Mishy bhai got us into the game. Bowlers did a great job to restrict them to 136.
We like to take it into the ground, take one match at a time. He’s a great Indian player we’re trying to groom (Lalit Yadav). Can do wonders on pitches like these. What we’ve learnt is if you keep wickets in hand you can chase any target,” Pant said at the post-match presentation.