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'Definitely Disappointed': Rishabh Pant Admits DC On Learning Curve After RR Loss

Delhi Capitals suffer yet another loss in IPL 2024 season (X.com)Delhi Capitals suffer yet another loss in IPL 2024 season (X.com)

Delhi Capitals suffered their second consecutive loss of the IPL 2024 season with a 12-run defeat against Rajasthan Royals, and returning skipper Rishabh Pant was left deeply disappointed with the death bowling horror show.

From 90/4, Rajasthan Royals pulled things back to post a 185-run target on the board courtesy of Riyan Parag's sensational 84-run knock.

While David Warner and Mitchell Marsh were off to a decent start, the fall of wickets at regular intervals took the momentum away from DC. Tristan Stubbs' later heroics also couldn't save DC as they fell 12 runs short in the steep chase.

Pant disappointed with loss Vs RR

That being said, Rishabh Pant was deeply disappointed after failing to fetch points for DC this season. He admitted the death overs blowout put added pressure. But in hindsight, Pant said it's a learning curve for DC, and it's just one of the days where batters have the last laugh.

"Definitely disappointed, and the best thing we can do is learn from this. I think the bowlers did really well through the 15-16 over. But you know it's gonna happen sometimes, the batsman is gonna go through your death overs, and it happened in this match. Yes, we're gonna learn from that and hopefully we do better in the next big game," Pant said.

While addressing limitations in the chase, Pant said the start by Warner and Marsh was great. But the middle-order collapse didn't help their cause.

"I think the platform Mitch and Warner gave us was really nice. I think in the middle over because we have to save the wicket. Because generally, we were losing a lot of wickets," he added.

When asked if he regretted giving the ball to Anrich Nortje for the final over, Rishabh Pant just called it a bad day at the office for the pacer.

"See, there is always an option or the other option. But at the same time, we got to look because we wanted Nortje to finish in the death overs. I think he is one of our premium bowlers and sometimes you gonna go for runs. But we tried to save him for the last few overs and it didn't go well for us today," Pant concluded.

Notably, DC is yet to taste victory this season, and the balance of the squad hasn't hit the right spot just yet.