IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting hails Rishabh Pant after Delhi Daredevils sign off with a win

IPL 2018: Ricky Ponting hails Rishabh Pant after Delhi Daredevils sign off with a win

As the Indian Premier League comes to an end Rishabh Pant scores a total of 684 runs with a superlative average of 52.61, however, the Delhi Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting comes to the verdict with the last in the points table.

Rishabh Pant continues to be on the positive side of another arid season for the Delhi Daredevils notwithstanding of sealing the stage for the former champions CSK. The winning half century struck by Pant struck a victorious half-century in the 11 run loss of the MI that was eliminated from the playoff venue at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium on Sunday. While the Australian Batting legend Ricky Ponting and the Delhi Daredevil coach urged that there might have existed a collective batting contribution.

“He has had an outstanding season. Wearing the orange cap now, it will be outstanding if he is able to retain that. Kane Williamson obviously is breathing down his throat. It is great recognition for the personal season that Rishabh has had,”- said Ponting while addressing media interaction session post the final match.

Ricky Pointing said that with the South African Players Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris and Maxwell to pick from the superlative performer the Nepal teenager Sandeep Lamichhane, who had to stand in the queue despite having talent. He added that India’s under 19 skippers Prithvi Shaw along with Manoj Kalra who performed well as an opener also missed a chance to play in the tournament.

“He is an outstanding cricketer, there is no doubt about that. He had a disappointing IPL; we stuck with him because every game for Delhi, even though we didn’t qualify, we were taking every game as a final, looking at it as a chance of winning the game. If you look at the overseas batsmen, we felt Maxwell was going to be the best chance of being a match-winning batsman for us. We stuck with him” said Ponting.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on May 21, 2018

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