Watch The Inning of Rishabh Pant-78 Runs from 27 Balls – at a strike rate of 288.88 including seven boundaries and seven sixes – that was Rishabh Pant with his first defining knock for Delhi Capitals in VIVO IPL 2019 opening game against the Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on Sunday.
But no one should be surprised. Pant is a natural fit in the format. In his brief playing career so far, he has already given enough evidence of his T20 prowess. His maiden T20 fifty came off just 25 deliveries. His knock included nine fours and two sixes and came at a strike rate of 172.50. The Daredevils chased down 149 with 16 balls and 8 wickets to spare.
Rishabh has been tested in the IPL season of 2017 where he has a reasonable success. He scored 366 runs in 14 innings at an average of 26.14. Only Samson scored more for the Daredevils in the season. But what stood out was his phenomenal strike rate of 165.61. It was not only the highest strike rate for the Daredevils but also the second-highest strike rate for the season after Maxwell (for a minimum of 300 runs).
He make an aggressive impression with an Inning against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL Season. His Highlight during this season was his 97 in just 43 Deliveries including Nine sixes. Overall, he hit 24 sixes in the season – only Warner and Maxwell hit more (26).