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IPL 2024: Rishabh Pant’s outrageous six prompts Shah Rukh Khan to leave his seat in admiration

Rishabh Pant and SRK. (Photo Source: X(Twitter)

On Wednesday, April 3, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) posted the second-highest total in the ongoing Indian Premier League season, scoring 272 runs against Delhi Capitals (DC) in Vizag. The two-time champions then bundled out Delhi for 166 in 17.2 overs, winning the game by 106 runs. This result marked KKR’s third successive victory this season, eventually allowing them to move top of the table.

Rishabh Pant, DC captain, put up a stable fight in pursuit of their mammoth 273-run chase. The 25-year-old attempted to keep his side alive, smashing a stunning half-century. He smashed 55 off a mere 25 deliveries, including four boundaries and five sixes. 

One of his shots impressed many which went to maximum off Venkatesh Iyer‘s delivery. Interestingly, that shot prompted Shah Rukh Khan, KKR co-owner, to stand up from his seat. Moreover, the Bollywood icon was spotted applauding the DC skipper for his ferocious six.

No look Pant 🫨#IPLonJioCinema #TATAIPL #DCvKKR

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) April 3, 2024

“As a batting unit, we talked about going hard (after the target) and that’s how we approach these games because it is better to be all-out trying to go for the total than not chase it down,” Pant told the broadcasters post match.

Also read: Want to see Rishabh Pant play for India as soon as possible: Michael Clarke

KKR beat DC by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam

Speaking of the game, Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and opted to bat first. Phil Salt and Sunil Narine got off to a solid start, adding 60 runs before the former was dismissed for 18 by Anrich Nortje. Narine continued his power-hitting, smashing 85 in a mere 39 balls while the 18-year-old Angkrish Raghuvanshi struck a stunning 54 off 27 deliveries, upsetting DC bowlers. The hard-hitter Andre Russell blazed all his guns, amassing a quickfire 41 off 19 while Rinku Singh made 26 in just eight balls as KKR posted 272 runs. Nortje finished with figures of 3/59 while Ishant Sharma picked up two wickets for DC.

Also read: ‘I just backed my instincts’ – KKR youngster Angkrish Raghuvanshi reflects on his sensational IPL debut

DC made a dismal start in the chase, losing four wickets in five overs. Rishabh Pant and Tristan Stubbs scored 55 and 54 runs respectively, but DC fell short at 166 in 17.2 overs. Varun Chakaravarthy and Impact Player Vaibhav Arora claimed three-wicket hauls for KKR while Mitchell Starc picked up two wickets.

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