Irfan Pathan says “Most importantly he is finishing games for his team” in the second phase of IPL 2021. Rishabh Pant helped finish things off for Delhi Capitals. Also, in their chase of 135 against SunRisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. With an unbeaten knock of 35 off just 21 deliveries. Irfan Pathan heaped praise on Pant. Also, said he was impressed with the way Pant has shown maturity. Since taking on the reins of DC after Shreyas Iyer’s injury. He had initially threatened to rule him out for the season.
“Showing maturity, which is what you want to see from a leader, a captain. I am really happy with the way he is batting. I have been a big fan of Rishabh Pant because of the way he plays his shots. The way he plays on the leg side, the way he has improved his off-side play as well. Really good to see the way he has gone about his business. Most importantly he is finishing the games for his team since he started captaining. That’s what you want from your captain,” Pathan said.
Shreyas Iyer’s shoulder injury meant. Also, he was the Delhi Capitals captain. It was set to miss the Indian Premier League 2021. However, the tournament was abruptly suspended due to COVID-19 cases within the bio-bubble. Iyer recovered in time for the re-opening of the season. But Delhi Capitals suggest sticking with Pant as the captain. Moreover, with the team sitting pretty on top of the table when the tournament was halted.
Lastly, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje saw SRH post a total of 134/9 in their 20 overs. Despite Prithvi Shaw falling early. Dhawan and Iyer kept Delhi Capitals in the chase. Dhawan has built a partnership of 52 runs with Iyer. But Pant came in and secure that they did not face any further hiccups.