IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant hits a sensational one-handed six off Shardul Thakur

IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant hits a sensational one-handed six off Shardul Thakur

The single-handed six went 86 metre far.

Rishabh Pant hitting a six
Rishabh Pant hitting a six. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is closing in on its climax. The top two teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals, locked horns in the first qualifier in Dubai on Sunday. Some of the top T20 players are in action in this game and no wonder, runs are flowing from the bat on a fairly decent pitch on offer in the middle.

However, batting first, the Capitals found themselves in trouble in the first half of the game losing four wickets including that of Prithvi Shaw who was batting well. Rishabh Pant then came in and had to drop anchor to start with in his innings. As the innings went deep, the left-hander starting opening up looking for quick runs to help his side get to a commendable total.

And in the process, the Capitals skipper played an outrageous shot off Shardul Thakur hitting a single-handed six in the 16th over of the innings. Thakur ran in to bowl and delivered a wobbly slower full toss which dipped a bit till it reached the batsman. Rishabh Pant gave it a real whack and left one hand off the bat.

But the power on it was immense and the ball travelled over the mid-wicket boundary for a huge six. It was an 86-metre maximum and it left everyone in Pant’s awe.

Here’s the video:

Rishabh Pant and Hetmyer propel DC after Prithvi’s show

As far as the Capitals are concerned, they did extremely well with the bat to post a mammoth total of 172 runs in their 20 overs. It was Prithvi Shaw who smashed the ball at will to hit a 27-ball fifty for his team. The score raced off in the powerplay overs as the youngster scored 60 runs off 34 balls with seven fours and three sixes.

Despite a good start, DC were in trouble at 80/4 in the 11th over only for Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer to rebuild and also up the ante at the same time. Their 83-run stand for the fifth wicket made sure the Capitals posted a more than decent total on the board.