Rishabh Pant scored a magnificent 97 today against the Gujarat Lions to keep his team Delhi Daredevils in the hunt to get a play-off spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar can’t stop raving about it! Here is what Sachin tweeted today: “One of the best Innings I have seen in the IPL & that includes all 10 seasons. @RishabPant777”. High praise indeed from a man who had himself brought joy to the Indian masses countless number of times. It would definitely make any cricketer’s day. The crucial match was held in New Delhi. And not just that, the iconic cricketer went to the extent of dubbing the innings played by Rishabh as the best innings ever in IPL – remember, that this is the 10th edition of this tournament and it includes some of the greatest batsmen who have played the game during this time.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 4, 2017
Rishabh, in partnership with Sanju Samson, blasted the opposition bowlers to all parts of the ground, putting up 100 runs in just 9.1 overs! While he may have departed just 3 runs short of his century, by then he had laid the foundation for a miraculous win. If he had brought up his century, then that would have been his first in IPL. Ultimately, Delhi Daredevils ran away with the match scoring 214-3 with 15 balls to spare against Gujarat’s 208-7.
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The kind of shots that Rishabh was making, against bowling of all types, pacers or spinners, has seldom before been seen before and it will take a really special effort to beat it in terms of brutality and elegance, it was that good! In all, he hit as many as nine sixes in his masterful innings. Earlier, he brought up his half century in just 27 balls that was marked by two fours and five sixes.