MUMBAI: Having brightened his World Cup selection prospects with a brutal knock in the Indian Premier League here on Sunday, Rishabh Pant said he is glad to bat at any position his team wants him to.
Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, Pant reflected on his cricketing journey and expressed joy in contributing to the team’s victory.
"It's been a great journey, I'm trying to learn every day of my cricketing career. It feels good when your team wins. I always play according to the situation most of the time”, the 21-year-old Pant said after his 27-ball 78 powered Delhi Capitals to a 37-run win over Mumbai Indians.
"Well, I am glad to bat anywhere the team wants me to," he added.
"This time I needed to increase the run rate for the team, and I took my chances, and it came off today. Especially in T20, you have to do something different. When the bowler cramps you for room, you need to make your own room”, Pant said.
"Pant is a really destructive batsman. Over the years I've seen him mature a lot. He faced a few dot balls early on and then suddenly his strike rate was 250. Amazing batsman, great to have him on our team”, Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer said.
Delhi Capitals wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for his ninth IPL half-century against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2019 season.
With inputs from PTI
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