IPL 2019: Pant is the next big thing, says Yuvraj Singh

Posted April 02, 2019

Speaking at the end of the game, Yuvraj praised Pant while also admitting that he is not sure about Pant's World Cup chances. "He is an integral part of both Team India and Mumbai Indians and with the World Cup around the corner, the management felt it was best to keep him away from the batting crease on Sunday", the source said. "We made a lot of mistakes today and that was the reason we lost the match", skipper Rohit Sharma accepted.

Incoming batsman Suryakumar Yadav (2) also departed soon while Ishant struck again to send back the risky Quinton de Kock (27). (Kieron) Pollard came and quickly lost his wicket.

The young wicketkeeper was brutal on Hardik Pandya, whom he hammered for two sixes and a four in the 16th over to start the destruction and then spared none. Just when things were looking good for the hosts, Boult sent back Krunal for 32.

For Delhi Capitals, both Ishant Sharma and Kagiso Rabada took two wickets each.

Delhi Capitals' batsman Colin Ingram is also happy that Pant is carrying forward from where he had left previous year. The knock helped Delhi amass as many as 82 runs in the final five overs to post the massive score. However, Tewatia returned to scalp the wicket of Mitchell McClenaghan, who was stumped after some sharp work behind the wickets from Pant.

Ingram shared an 83-run stand with opener Shikhar Dhawan and he said the partnership laid the foundation for a big score.

With Delhi's scorecard reading 112/3, it seemed the visitors will hardly cross the 150-run mark. Pant's slow start only strengthened those speculations.

Yuvraj, who has played in 129 IPL games so far for 2705 runs with 13 fifties and strike-rate of 130, was pleased to bat at the crucial No. 4 position for MI.

Confirming that he has recovered well, Mumbai Indians camp said, "As you see he had a slight jerk on his right shoulder while fielding".

It was the last ball of the Delhi Capitals innings when Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah bowled the ideal yorker that Rishabh Pant just managed to squeeze out.