Top 5 Knocks Of Rishabh Pant In IPL

Let us relive the Top 5 knocks of Rishabh Pant []
Let us relive the Top 5 knocks of Rishabh Pant []

The Indian keeper-batter, Rishabh Pant is back on the ground after recovering from the shocking car accident. Despite a series of injuries, Pant took just a little more than one year to be fit and play, which showcases his temperament and eagerness to be back playing the sport.

Rishabh Pant has been an immaculate gun for the Delhi Capitals ever since his IPL debut. With his fearless strokeplay and game-changing innings under pressure, Pant has etched his name in the history of the IPL. As he gears up to don the colours of his franchise yet again, we at OneCricket have found a few of his best knocks in the Indian Premier League, while playing for Delhi Capitals. 

5. 78* (27) vs Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, 2019

Pant scored 78* vs Mumbai Indians ( scored 78* vs Mumbai Indians (

The Mumbai Indians are known to be one of the strongest franchises in the Indian Premier League. In 2019, they even ended up as the winners of the IPL by beating Chennai Super Kings in the final. It was also one of the seasons where the Delhi Capitals made it to the Playoffs and Rishabh Pant was among the major contributors to Delhi's success.

In the game against Mumbai Indians, Pant came out to bat when his team was three down for 113 runs while batting first. The left-hander took 27 deliveries and hammered 78 runs with the help of seven boundaries and the same number of hits into the stands. He helped DC post a mammoth total of 213 runs and ended up winning the game by 37 runs. 

4. 79 (45) vs Chennai Super Kings, Pune, 2018

Pant scored 79 (45) vs Chennai Super Kings ( scored 79 (45) vs Chennai Super Kings (

The IPL season 2018 was not an ideal one for the Delhi Capitals in terms of where they ended up after the league stage, but it was a great season for the keeper-batter, Rishabh Pant. He scored over 600 runs in the 2018 edition of IPL, but could not help Delhi win more than five games in the entire season. 

While batting first, Chennai Super Kings posted a huge score of 211 runs and to chase down a total like this, Delhi had to go after the bowlers from the first delivery of the innings, but they lost two wickets for just 46 runs. Then came Rishabh Pant who almost pulled off the chase by smashing 79 runs off just 45 deliveries, with the help of four maximums and seven boundaries.

3. 85 (48) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Bangalore, 2018

Pant slammed 85 (48) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore ( slammed 85 (48) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (

The 2018 edition of the IPL was the best season for the young Rishabh Pant as he went on to score over 600 runs in the season. On the contrary, Delhi Capitals had the worst season as they ended up being at the bottom of the table. Despite losing the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rishabh Pant ended up recording one of his highest IPL scores. 

Delhi were three wickets down for 23 runs when Rishabh Pant came in the middle to bat. He hammered the RCB bowlers and scored 85 runs off just 48 deliveries, which is his third-highest score in his IPL career so far. Despite his valiant efforts, Delhi could not defend the target and ended up losing the game. 

2. 97 (43) vs Gujarat Lions, Delhi, 2017

The Delhi skipper scored 97 (43) vs Gujarat Lions ( Delhi skipper scored 97 (43) vs Gujarat Lions (

In the 2017 edition of the IPL, when Rishabh Pant was playing his second season only, he went on to record 97 runs in the game against Gujarat Lions. The left-hander did not take too much time to showcase his hitting skills and scored just 97 runs on just 43 deliveries and won the game for Delhi single-handedly.

While batting first, Gujarat Lions posted a mammoth total of 208 runs and Delhi Capitals reflected with explosive hitting and chased the total in just 17.3 overs. Rishabh came to bat at number three and owned the stage by smashing nine maximums and seven boundaries. He was later awarded with the Player of The Match for his match-winning efforts.

1. 128* (63) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi, 2018

128 vs Sunrisers Hyderabad ( vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (

If there was one season to remember for Rishabh Pant in his IPL career so far, it was the 2018 season. Not only he hammered over 600 runs in that season but also hammered his first IPL century. The 128-run knock, which is also his highest score so far, came in the clash against the Sunrisers Hyderabad

Delhi Capitals lost two wickets for just 21 runs which brought Rishabh Pant to the crease. The left-hander played one hell of a knock and hammered 128 runs off just 63 deliveries, taking DC's total to 187. Although the Delhi team could not defend the total and Rishabh's efforts went in vain, but he will not be forgetting this game for a long time.