Virender Sehwag Urges DC leader Rishabh Pant To Find correct Rhythm In His Game

2 min readMay 5, 2022

In the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, former India batter Virender Sehwag believes Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant should strike the correct balance between playing responsibly and generating runs at a high strike rate. Pant has scored 234 runs with a strike rate of 149.04 in nine matches and has yet to achieve a fifty this season, despite being removed three times in the 40s. Sehwag remarked that the wicketkeeper-batter has struggled to strike the perfect balance in his game ahead of DC’s match against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Rishabh Pant

“Yes, Pant should play with a bit of responsibility. But when he does that, the strike rate falls. On the other hand, when he tries to play freely, he gets out. He needs to find the right balance wherein he is able to play freely while batting till the end. Pant must not carry any baggage and play like the Pant of old. A run-a-ball 40 doesn’t suit Pant and doesn’t take the team anywhere,” said Virendra Sehwag in an interview with Crickbuzz.

Pant hit a 30-ball 44 against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the previous game, but Delhi Capitals (DC) lost by six runs. DC was held to a score of 189 for seven against a target of 196. KL Rahul’s 77-ball 77 had earlier propelled LSG to a score of 195 for three in 20 overs.

DC is currently in seventh place in the IPL 2022 standings with eight points after only four victories in nine games. On Thursday, May 5, DC will face SRH in Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium.

This season has been a whirlwind for the Delhi Capitals. Despite boasting one of the most well-balanced squads in the league, they have struggled to win games on a continuous basis and are now fighting for a top-four finish.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, will be stinging from their defeat after five straight victories, and as a result, they are also mired in the middle of the table. They appear to be a well-balanced team, and they’ll be looking to perform at their best against the Delhi Capitals.

Kane Williamson will be under even more pressure, as the SRH skipper has not been in the greatest of form this season. Rahul Tripathi, like Abhishek Sharma, needs to be more consistent, and SRH would want to set a great platform for the likes of Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran in the middle order.




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