Frustrated Rishabh Pant said he has no words to express how he is feeling after Delhi Capitals’ loss in Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday and failing to make the final. DC scored 135/5 in 20 overs after KKR captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl.
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer put on 96 runs for the first wicket, but then a major middle-order collapse broke out and the match fell to the wire.
Rahul Tripathi needs 6 off 2 balls and 3 wickets in hand, Rahul Tripathi hits R Ashwin for a six to win the game for his team, and DC is knocked out.
Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony on Star Sports, DC skipper Pant said that it was a tough defeat for him and his team.
“I don’t think I have words to express what I am feeling at the moment. But nothing can change after the match, I guess,” Pant said.
“Yeah, there’s always a belief as a captain of Delhi Capitals. The bowlers really pulled it back. It’s unfortunate that they crossed the line.
“I think he bowled really well, especially after the powerplay. We got stuck in the middle. We couldn’t rotate the strike. Can’t stay much because DC have to stay positive,” he said.
“Hopefully we come back stronger next year. As DC, we learn from each other, we stick to each other. There’s a lot to learn, and we look forward to improving next year.” ”, he signed.
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