RISHABH PANT. More than the outcome of the game, it was the name of this particular player that was the talk of the town. The talented young batsman, who was dropped from the 15-man ICC 2019 World Cup squad, hit a well-timed 78* off just 36 deliveries to guide Delhi Capitals to a comfortable 6-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals. With the win, DC now move to the top of the league table, two points clear of Chennai Super Kings. Earlier in the day, Ajinkya Rahane had silenced his critics by scoring a well-deserved 105* to help RR reach the total of 191/6. However, the dew rendered the Rajasthan bowlers ineffective and DC batsmen took full advantage of it.
With World Cup just over a month away, here is how the Twitter reacted on Rishabh Pant’s magical performance and why he should be included in team India:
Imagine Rishbah Pant being part of Indian squad for the World Cup.
Dhoni, Pant, Pandya all in great form for the finishing role, to go with the heavy top-three of Rohit, Dhawan, Kohli.
That would be a complete batting unit.
How much will India miss Pant? #RRvDC
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 22, 2019
Rishabh Pant is taking his team to the play-offs playing match-winning knocks, meanwhile, DK is having an absolute stinker of a tournament with bat, gloves and as a captain. Guess who’s in the World Cup squad? DK. Baffling.
— Rohan (@KhiaraRohan) April 22, 2019
Pant can do with a little bit of whatever is sticking the bails to the stumps….slippery hands. ??
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 22, 2019
If @RishabPant777 is not good enough to be in the Indian World Cup squad, then I don’t know anything of a game that has been a life passion.. he is a fearless new age player with the X factor.. #RishabhPant #RRvDC
— Citizen/नागरिक/Dost Rajdeep (@sardesairajdeep) April 22, 2019
Indian selectors watching Rishabh Pant's form in IPL while selecting World Cup team pic.twitter.com/3aNnniZ5Lr
— Faking News (@fakingnews) April 22, 2019
— Priyank Trivedi (@priyank4470) April 22, 2019
— trshwetha7 (@Shwethatr3) April 22, 2019
Do you feel that the selection of world cup team was injustice to the young Rishabh Pant?? Because I wanted him in the team!!#AskStar
— Akshat Khaitan (@AkshatKhaitan2) April 22, 2019
Rishabh Pant.. how on earth did he not get in to the world cup squad?
— Faraaz (@ThaWisp) April 22, 2019
India made a big mistake by not taking Rishabh Pant on the World Cup squad. Look at the performance of Dinesh Kartik #RRvDC
— Abhijit Sharma (@Abhijit61488841) April 22, 2019
And this ball, this moment, Archer's last ball is the reason why Rishabh Pant should be playing in the World Cup.
— Notorious Abhishek (@Burnt_Prodigy) April 22, 2019
Do you think Rishabh Pant is better than KL Rahul for world cup? considering he is a left handed batsman!#AskStar
— Siddharth Gupta (@sidgupta179) April 22, 2019
— Jigarr Jain (@MeinTeraHero) April 22, 2019
Game changing innings by @rishabPant777. Great striking and smart rotation of strike by a special player. Not to forget that fantastic start by @SDhawan25 and a steady innings by @PrithviShaw. #RRvDC pic.twitter.com/7ydcwIPhtF
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 22, 2019