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IPL 2024: Rishabh Pant fizzles out during emotional comeback

The anticipated fantastic fairytale start to Rishabh Pant’s emotional return to competitive cricket was not achieved. Pant, who hasn’t played in 453 days, made 18 runs for Delhi Capitals against Punjab Kings on Saturday in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Pant, who was sent out by Harshal Patel after making 18 runs off of 13 balls after coming in at number four, hit two boundaries. By the way, Harshal extended Pant’s stay in the middle when he misplayed the ball into the light and allowed an easy catch to fall off the boundary rope.

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Following the dropped catch, Pant unleashed a magnificent drive to smash Harshal for a boundary and extra cover. However, Pant was undone by the seamer’s pace of delivery after a ball and two runs. Pant attempted to accelerate as the speed was dropped to 123 kmph, but he instead tossed it to Jonny Bairstow at backward point. Pant was understandably furious with himself as he turned to go.

Rishabh Pant described his comeback as an emotional moment at the toss during Saturday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter.

Shikhar Dhawan put Delhi Capitals to bat, and they scored 174/9 in the first innings, with Abhishek Porel’s 25 runs in the last over being a major contributing factor. After an early batting meltdown, Porel, an Impact Substitute, came in and top-scored with an unbeaten 32 off only 10 balls, helping DC reach a competitive total.