He considers Mahendra Singh Dhoni as an idol. He said before the match that going down to toss with Dhoni would be a great achievement for him. However, Rishav Pant added that he wants to win by applying the tactics he has learned from Dhoni against him.

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Pant got that victory. Not only did he win, but the wicketkeeper-batsman made his debut in the IPL by beating Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.

The Delhi Capitals won by 7 Wickets and 8 balls in a one-sided match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The winning run came at the boundary of captain Pant.

As easily as Delhi won, the goal was not so trivial. They had to chase 189 runs, which is a big target for T20. But this big goal did not seem big in the opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan. The duo scored 138 runs at a run rate of over ten. That is how Delhi got the foundation of victory.

Prithvi made 72 off 38 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes. 10 boundaries from 54 balls, 85 runs in 2 sixes won the match innings came from the bat of experienced Dhawan. After that Marcus Stoinis returned with 14 runs off 9 balls but Pant left the field in the guise of a winner on the day of his captaincy debut. The Delhi captain remained unbeaten on 15 off 12 balls.

Earlier, Suresh Raina (54 off 36 balls), Moeen Ali (36 off 24 balls), Ambati Rayudu (23 off 16 balls), Rabindra Jadeja, and Sam Quran (188 off 7 wickets) were the main contributors to the Chennai Super Kings.

Jadeja remained unbeaten on 26 off 17 balls with 3 fours. Sam Curran’s bat came off 15 balls with 4 boundaries and 2 sixes in 34-run cameo innings. He was out in the last ball.

However, at the beginning of the tournament, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed failure with the bat. Captain Cool made his way to the dressing room with zero runs off 2 balls.

Finally, Delhi Capitals won by 7 wickets in hand.

By Alex