Rishabh Pant: ‘He wasn’t up to the mark’: Rishabh Pant under fire after Delhi Capitals’ loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News


New Delhi: Delhi Capitals' defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday left fans, including the captain, disappointed. Rishabh Pant Facing criticism for his poor performance.
Chasing a challenging target of 267, Pant's slow innings of 44 runs off 35 balls came under criticism and raised questions from the supporters. Despite their efforts, Delhi Capitals missed out by 67 runs, leaving only 199 runs on the board with five balls remaining.
The defeat dropped them to seventh place in the IPL points table, with only three wins from eight matches this season.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad established a strong position especially with their batting performance travis head And Abhishek Sharma, who scored a record-breaking 125 runs in the first six overs, laying the foundation for his team's mammoth total of 266/7.
Despite spirited contributions from Jake Fraser McGurk (65 off 18) and Abhishek Porel (42 off 22) in the middle overs, Delhi Capitals struggled to maintain the momentum after losing their openers.

Pant, who had earlier shown promising form with back-to-back fifties in IPL 2024, faced criticism for his weak innings against the SRH attack.
Fans questioned Pant's decision to bat at No. 6 instead of his usual No. 4 position, and expressed frustration at his inability to effectively accelerate the run chase.
Some people also raised doubts about their possible inclusion in India t20 world cup The team highlights the seriousness of their performance in the context of upcoming international tournaments.
After the disappointing defeat, the cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar Pant was offered words of consolation during the post-match presentation.
Gavaskar told Pant, “I never want you to have your head down, there are a lot of games so always keep smiling,” Pant replied, “I will try my best, sir.”
Here is the reaction of the fans after the match:

As Delhi Capitals aim to recover from this setback, Pant's form and leadership decisions have come under intense scrutiny, highlighting the challenges they face in regaining momentum in the remainder of the IPL season.

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