IPL 2021: WATCH – Kane Williamson takes a spectacular sliding catch to dismiss Prithvi Shaw

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with a loss. The 2016 IPL winners faced an 8-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It was SRH’s seventh loss in the ongoing fourteenth season of the cash-rich league. After winning the toss, SRH opted to…

IPL 2021: WATCH – Kane Williamson takes a spectacular sliding catch to dismiss Prithvi Shaw

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 with a loss. The 2016 IPL winners faced an 8-wicket defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It was SRH’s seventh loss in the ongoing fourteenth season of the cash-rich league.

After winning the toss, SRH opted to bat first, but could only manage to post 134/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Abdul Samad, with 28 off 21, was the top scorer for his side. In reply, the Rishabh Pant-led DC chased down the paltry target in 17.5 overs with eight wickets in hand.

SRH skipper Kane Williamson failed to impress with the willow as he only scored 18 runs off 26 deliveries. But, the Kiwi star attracted a lot of attention through one of his fielding effort that got rid of DC opener Prithvi Shaw.

It all happened on the last ball of the third over bowled by Khaleel Ahmed. The left-armer bowled a slower length delivery around off-stump, but it seemed Shaw was already into the shot in order to be too aggressive. The batter didn’t get the timing right as the ball went up in the air towards the cow corner.

Williamson, who was positioned at mid-on, ran towards his right and picked up a sensational sliding catch to pack Shaw’s innings. The catch was so brilliant that Sunil Gavaskar on air compared it to the catch taken by legendary Kapil Dev during the 1983 World Cup final against the mighty West Indies.

Here is the video:

“Two of the best fast bowlers going around”: Williamson lauds Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje

After the game, Williamson heaped praises on the South African bowling duo of DC – Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje – for their remarkable bowling. Notably, Rabada picked up three wickets for 37 while Nortje bagged a couple for just 12 runs. Williamson termed the pair as two of the best fast bowlers in the world.

“They (Rabada and Nortje) were excellent, they are both quality internationals, two of the best fast bowlers going around at the moment, and they put us under pressure. They got us into hard positions, perhaps if we hadn’t lost early wickets, we could have done differently, but Delhi were outstanding and played some smart cricket,” said Williamson.

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IPL 2021: Sanjay Manjrekar compares Rishabh Pant with Virender Sehwag following his explosive knock versus SRH

Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant is surely enjoying his new role of captaincy, which can be clearly seen with the way DC has been performing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Capitals started their second leg with a comfortable win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.…

IPL 2021: Sanjay Manjrekar compares Rishabh Pant with Virender Sehwag following his explosive knock versus SRH

Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant is surely enjoying his new role of captaincy, which can be clearly seen with the way DC has been performing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

The Capitals started their second leg with a comfortable win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. With the triumph, DC retained their top spot in the points table.

Pant produced a scintillating performance against SRH, scoring a quickfire 35 not out at a strike rate of close to 167. He took Sunrisers bowlers to the cleaners and smashed three fours along with two humungous sixes.

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was largely impressed by Pant’s short yet devastating knock that helped DC to win the contest by eight wickets. In fact, Manjrekar went on to compare Pant with legendary Indian batter Virender Sehwag.

The cricketer-turned-commentator named Pant the trailblazer of the modern generation, just like Sehwag was during his playing days.

“What is Rishabh Pant for this generation? You know, when Virender Sehwag came along, we had the Dravid’s and the Tendulkars scoring truckloads of runs, and then Virender Sehwag comes in, and he was slightly different. He was a trailblazer. He got to his hundred with a six, got to his 200 with a six, got to his 300 with a six—that kind of batting we had not seen before in Test match cricket. I think Rishabh Pant, already with a lot of Sehwag-kind of players around him hitting fours and sixes at will, he is a guy who is a trailblazer for this generation,” said Manjrekar in T20 Timeout show on ESPNcricinfo.

Manjrekar mentioned that Pant does not attack out of desperation as his aggressive batting style is already pre-planned. Manjrekar stated the advantage of having a batsman like Pant is that he can finish the game early, and the team doesn’t get into a hole like Punjab Kings (PBKS) got during their contest against Rajasthan Royals (RR) when they lost the game in the final over.

“Sometimes you can think that in England, he failed, and the first shot he tried today, that’s all calculated risks that he takes. It’s not out of desperation, he’s not confused or nervous. It’s all pre-planned. We saw, in the end, the advantage of having someone who can hit the fours and sixes, then you don’t get into a hole like Punjab Kings the other night. So, those are the advantages. Rishabh Pant is a great value to have,” Manjrekar added.

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