‘Someone is not hitting’ – Rishabh Pant trolls Sam Billings in Delhi Capitals’ training session
Pant has a massive task at hand being appointed as the skipper of the Capitals.
Updated - Apr 9, 2021 9:23 am
Rishabh Pant is known for his happy-go-lucky approach on the field of play. The southpaw is set to play for the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has been in incredible form of late after his knocks for India and he would be looking to replicate the same even in the IPL. The opponents would be pretty aware of his destructive style of play with the bat.
In the meantime, Pant’s penchant for engaging in banters with batsmen has continued even during net sessions. In the DC’s practice session, he was seen, having some fun with Sam Billings, the England cricketer.
While keeping wickets, the left-handed Pant came up with hilarious talks when the English batter was finding it tough to play spin-bowling. DC captioned the video and wrote, “@rishabpant can’t resist himself behind the stumps, even during practice.”
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Smith and Cummins praise Rishabh Pant
Pant was named the skipper after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the tournament due to injury. However, Steve Smith, who’s a part of the Capitals this season, reckons that Pant has the potential to succeed as the captain. Smith sounded excited to play under Pant’s leadership.
“I’m excited to see Rishabh (Pant) as captain. I think he is an incredible player, as we have seen over the last few months. He has taken his game to a new level, and I think captaincy will suit him really well. So, excited to work underneath him, and hopefully, we can have a successful season,” Smith was quoted as saying.
Pant also drew praises from Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, who would be playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2021. The speedster was impressed with Pant’s fearless approach.
“As a fan, you always tend to enjoy someone who is playing a completely different game than everybody else. They are fearless, you look at them and feel geez wish I could do that as well, geez he was Brave. So, I think in three recent series it was Rishabh Pant,” Cummins stated.
The Capitals are set to start their campaign on April 10 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.