A rather comical incident occurred during the IPL 2021 fixture between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in Sharjah on Tuesday. Rishabh Pant bottom edged a ball off Varun Chakravarthy, and tried to swat the bounced ball away with the bat, which nearly missed Dinesh Karthik's helmet.
The incident occured on the first ball of the 17th over of DC innings, when Rishabh Pant tried to swat away a bottom-edged ball, which he thought was headed towards his stumps. Pant swung wildly to put the ball away, and nearly hit Dinesh Karthik's helmet, as the keeper took an evasive action. The two exchanged a laugh at the end of it all.
The Delhi Capitals were asked to bat first, but the Rishabh- Pant led side lost wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 127/9.
WHAT WAS THAT!
Pant moving out of the way for leg side delivery and making it a wide commentators felt this was not a wide since it would've hit the pads but when the batsman moves to the off regardless of how wide the ball is it is a legal delivery why? #KKRvDC #AskTheExpert #IPL2O21— rshy (@rshy96) September 28, 2021
DK : Rishabh Show me a big hit— Science Wala Ladka (@sciencewalaldka) September 28, 2021
Pant : pic.twitter.com/4dtER46NNG
Today Rishabh Pant was like:— Mukund Agarwal (@RealMukundA) September 28, 2021
Sab ka badle iss DK se tera bhai lega
WTF!! 🤣— Yashwanth 🌊 (@YashuTarak_45) September 28, 2021
DK from backside :- Urvashi Urvashi take it easy Urvashi
Pant to DK 🤣🤣:- pic.twitter.com/fborhExcYo
I know everyone likes Pant, but he’d have been public enemy No1 if he’d have hurt our DK https://t.co/0NOcyjHk1k— Liampsmith91 (@liampsmith91) September 28, 2021
JUST KILLED HIM?