In the 56th match of the Indian Premier League 2021, Delhi Capitals suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB registered a 7-wicket win with the strong batting of Srikar Bharat (78) and Glenn Maxwell (51). This win for RCB was quite exciting as Srikar Bharat turned the match completely upside down by hitting a six off the last ball.
After this defeat against RCB, Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant expressed his disappointment and also defended Avesh Khan, who did the last over for the team. Avesh had done the 20th over of the innings and Srikar hit a six off the last ball of that over.
In the post-match virtual press conference, he said, “We cannot do anything about it. Anyone can have a bad day on the field. We just focus on improving ourselves every new day. We only learn from our mistakes. A similar mistake happened in this match as well, from which we will learn and move forward.
Apart from this, Pant also gave an update about Dhawan’s fitness and said that Dhawan is fine. There is no specific update about this yet.
At the same time, regarding the over of the innings, Pant said, “The strategy was clear about the last over that we will bowl slower and yorker, but due to the dew falling very quickly on the ground, it was very difficult to make grip. Everyone knows this season of passion has been great but anyone can have a bad day in the game of cricket.
Let us tell you that in this match, Delhi Capitals, batting first, scored 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs with the help of fast innings of Prithvi (48) and Shikhar Dhawan (43).
Chasing this target given by Delhi, the RCB team got the last ball of the innings by hitting a six by Sreekar Bharat and got 7 wickets remaining.