IPL 2018: Actor Suniel Shetty asks selectors to pay attention to Rishabh Pant
The youngster is one of the biggest talents in the country.
Updated - May 11, 2018 10:41 am
20-year-old Rishabh Pant became the first Indian to score a century in IPL 2018 on Thursday, and also the second youngest batsman for the same feat. Above him is Manish Pandey, who was only 19 when he scored his ton. To laud the youngster’s efforts, actor Suniel Shetty took to Twitter with an appreciation tweet and a shout out to the team India selectors to take notice of Pant’s performance.
Shetty has always been a sports enthusiast. He has a black belt in kickboxing and is also the captain of Mumbai Heroes in Celebrity Cricket League. His Twitter bio begins with ‘Sportsman at heart…’. Shetty’s tweets are often sports related, and they are not only about cricket. He posted back to back tweets during the Commonwealth Games, congratulating every Indian winner. Tonight, however, the young batsman from Roorkee won his heart.
Shetty’s tweet read: “Pant…Pant… Pant… Take A Bow! ATTENTION selectors Team INDIA!!!”
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) May 10, 2018
The Main Hoon Na actor actually has made quite a good point here. Pant has consistently performed well in this year’s tournament, even though the same cannot be said about his team. In an otherwise unimpressive batting performance, Pant’s 128 not out of 63 could have been even bigger a success, if only Delhi Daredevils could defend the total of 187 runs.
SRH Captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan’s 176 run unbroken partnership eclipsed Pant’s brilliant innings and took the match away from Delhi, as well as any further chance in the IPL 2018. On the other hand, SRH became the first team to go into the playoffs with 18 points secured.
Pant also became the Orange cap holder after this innings. When asked about his knock during the break, he said, “I was just trying to see the ball and hit it cleanly. Took my time early on and things worked out well.” He also said that this was among the best knocks he ever played.