Rishabh Pant couldn't person asked for a amended commencement to his captaincy vocation with Delhi Capitals arsenic his squad steamrolled the Chennai Super Kings successful Match 2 of the Indian Premier League 2021 successful Mumbai connected Saturday.
Pant's DC handed a existent pounding to MS Dhoni's CSK arsenic they gunned down the people of 189 successful 18.4 overs with 7 wickets successful manus to registry their 3rd triumph successful succession against the three-time champions.
Pant savoured the triumph implicit CSK and besides cherished the peculiar infinitesimal erstwhile helium walked retired for the flip with his idol and "go-to man" Dhoni earlier the game.
"It ever feels bully erstwhile you get the triumph successful the end. In the mediate phase, I was nether immoderate pressure. But Avesh and Tom (Curran) did good successful the mediate to restrict them to 188.
"Actually, it was peculiar for maine captaining successful IPL and flip with MS. I person learnt from him and he's my go-to man," Pant said.
Delhi Capitals managed to outclass Chennai Super Kings adjacent without their frontline bowling onslaught arsenic they did not person the services of South African speedsters Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje successful this game. Both players are inactive successful their mandatory 7-day quarantine aft joining the IPL bio-bubble connected April 6.
Pant besides acknowledged that information and praised his team's show astatine the Wankhede Stadium.
The triumph was acceptable up by openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw who stitched a first-wicket concern worthy 138 runs to laic a coagulated instauration for the team. Dhawan top-scored with 85 portion Shaw made 72 for DC to instrumentality the crippled distant from CSK.
"We were reasoning arsenic to what we volition bash without Nortje and Rabada and I thought we had to bash with the options we have. No, determination was nary effort for the NRR arsenic it is inactive aboriginal stages successful the tournament. Prithvi and Shikhar did good for america successful the powerplay. They kept it elemental and played immoderate bully cricketing shots," Pant said.
Delhi Capitals volition adjacent look 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals astatine the Wankhede Stadium connected April 15. CSK volition play against KL Rahul's Punjab Kings successful their adjacent crippled astatine the aforesaid venue connected April 16.