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IPL 2021: We Just Kept Believing, The Bowlers Nearly Pulled It Back – Rishabh Pant After Loss To KKR 

Rishabh Pant, the Delhi Capitals skipper, was emotional when speaking after his crew was knocked out of IPL 2021 following their loss to Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday in Sharjah. KKR registered a three-wicket win in a last-over thriller in Qualifier 2 to guide a spot within the ultimate as DC’s marketing campaign got here to an finish.

Rishabh Pant hailed the efforts of his bowlers to not solely pull the sport until the final over, but in addition for giving DC an opportunity to win it, after at a time the sport appeared misplaced a lot earlier.

Chasing 136, KKR acquired off to a flyer from Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill with a 96-run opening stand. KKR had been 123/2 on the 16-over mark earlier than the slide started. They slipped to 130/7 at 19.4 overs earlier than Rahul Tripathi, with 6 wanted off 2, smashed R Ashwin for a most to take KKR over the end line.

Venkatesh Iyer’s fifty helped KKR of their chase of 136. (Image: Twitter)

“I don’t have words to express at the moment, can’t tell anything. We just kept believing, tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlers nearly pulled it back, but it’s unfortunate that it didn’t go our way,” stated an emotional Rishabh Pant on the post-match presentation.

They bowled very properly within the middle-overs: Rishabh Pant

While lauding the KKR bowlers for his or her tight bowling throughout the middle-overs, after DC had acquired begin from the openers, Rishabh Pant lamented for the truth that his batters weren’t in a position to rotate the strike properly and likewise not capable of finding the boundaries in that section.

“They bowled very well in the middle-overs, we got stuck and couldn’t rotate strike. Delhi Capitals are known to be positive and hopefully, we’ll come back better next season,” he added.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals (Image Credit: Twitter)

The 24-year-old, nonetheless, stays happy with the trouble his facet has put on this season and the success they’ve achieved – DC completed on the high of the factors desk, with 20 factors. The DC skipper vowed to come back again higher and stronger subsequent season.

“We played really good cricket, yes, there will be ups and downs, but we’ll stay positive, be there for each other, care for each other and hopefully we’ll come back better next season,” Rishabh Pant concluded.

The Knight Riders will now meet MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings within the IPL 2021 ultimate, to be performed on Friday in Dubai.

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