IPL 2021: RCB beat Delhi Capitals by 1 run (PIC: PTI)
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has criticized Rishabh Pant’s captaincy after the Delhi Capitals lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by just one run. He has refused to be considered a smart captain, raging Rishabh Pant after the Delhi Capitals defeat at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In the final over of the Royal Challengers Bangalore innings, Marcus Stoinis gave 23 runs, in which AB de Villiers played many brilliant shots. Amit Mishra, who was the ‘man of the match’ hero of the match against Mumbai Indians, could not meet his quota. He bowled just three overs and slammed the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell. In such a situation, Sehwag criticized Rishabh Pant’s captaincy and gave only 3 out of 10 to his captain. Sehwag, popularly known as ‘Nawab of Najafgarh’, also urged this young player to use his bowling resources more judiciously. Sehwag asks Rishabh Pant to play smart cricket
Virender Sehwag said in a conversation with Cricbuzz, “I will not even give Rishabh Pant’s captaincy number 5 out of 10, because you just can’t make such mistakes.” If your main bowler is not bowling then your calculation goes wrong. In this case, the question arises on your captaincy. You need to take care of this. A captain should manage his bowling resources according to the situation.Michael Vaughan raised questions about England-Australia players – how did he get permission to play in the IPL?
He further said, “You need to learn this.” Or you hand it the ball to whomever you want. A captain’s ability is measured by how he rotates the game. He needs to change the bowling or ground conditions accordingly. “So, if Rishabh Pant wants to be a good captain, then he has to keep these little things in mind.” He has to play smart cricket only then he can become a smart captain. “Delhi Capitals had a poor start on Tuesday, chasing 172 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He lost his wickets in the first half innings and could not maintain the required run rate. But Shimron Hetmyer returned the team to the match. He scored 53 runs in 25 balls. In this innings, he hit 2 fours and 4 sixes.
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At the same time, Rishabh Pant scored 58 runs in 48 balls, but he was never able to accelerate enough. Delhi Capitals needed 10 runs in the last two balls. Rishabh Pant hit two fours off Mohammad Siraj, but his effort was not enough to give Delhi Capitals the victory.