Former India wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta heaped affluent praise connected Rishabh Pant, saying the Delhi Capitals skipper was looking calm and composed successful his archetypal outing arsenic skipper of the erstwhile finalists successful Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Deep Dasgupta, speaking to Sports Today, pointed retired that Rishabh Pant volition request a mates much games to settee down into his relation but the aboriginal impressions were spot on. Dasgupta's comments came aft Delhi Capitals won their IPL 2021 opener against Chennai Super Kings successful Mumbai connected Saturday.
Rishabh Pant began his IPL captaincy vocation connected a winning note, outsmarting his idol and mentor, MS Dhoni successful what turned retired to beryllium a one-sided contest. Led by Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw's power-packed opening basal of 138, DC gunned down a 189-run people astatine the Wankhede Stadium with 8 balls and 7 wickets to spare.
Rishabh Pant was not overawed by the consciousness of juncture and handled his troops good adjacent erstwhile the likes of Suresh Raina and Sam Curran were going large successful the mediate overs, according to Dasgupta. Notably, Pant won the flip and enactment CSK into bat, highlighting the relation of dew which played a large relation successful Match 2 of IPL 2021.
"As acold arsenic his captaincy, I deliberation it's small excessively aboriginal but determination are fewer things helium could person done differently. But getting flustered, no! He looked beauteous calm adjacent erstwhile Suresh Raina and past Moeen Ali oregon Sam Curran, successful the death, went aft the bowlers. His assemblage connection was good, bully and calm," Dasgupta said.
"As acold arsenic his assemblage connection is concerned, you tin understand, large franchise and first-time captain, past year's finalist. Also, you person these truly elder players similar Shikhar, Ajinkya, Ashwin truthful it can't beryllium easy. So springiness him different mates of games to settee down successful his role. Ricky Ponting is determination arsenic coach. So different mates of games, helium volition settee down successful his role."
Pant batting astatine No. 3 was a large move: Dasgupta
Pant fto the crippled drift distant Delhi Capitals a spot successful the mediate overs but astir of his decisions worked successful Delhi Capitals' favour successful their opening-day win.
Pant besides promoted himself to No. 3 aft the beardown opening basal from Dhawan and Shaw. He did not effort to bash thing fancy but deed a composed 12-ball 15 and stayed unbeaten to instrumentality the Capitals past the decorativeness line.
"I mean that's a large determination (Pant batting astatine No. 3). That is thing that we volition spot much often from DC. If they person a bully commencement much often, we volition spot that much often due to the fact that of their firepower successful the middle. They person Hetmyer, Rishabh himself and Stoinis," Dasgupta said.