Rishabh Pant, Delhi Daredevils’ young wicketkeeper-batsman is undoubtedly one of the most exciting young cricketers in the world, played one of the most memorable innings in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With the recent success he bagged in the IPL, Pant became the second youngest player to score an IPL hundred and youngest to score 1000 runs in IPL history.
It is especially the Thursday night that made Pant an overnight hero. Rishabh Pant demolished Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack and scored an unbeaten 128. SRH’s bowling attack is, arguably, the best in IPL 2018 and young Pant did not show any respect whatsoever. This young Indian cricketer has smashed Rashid Khan for 27 off the 13 balls he faced from the leg-spinner and 43 off 11 balls off Bhuvneshwar Kumar at a strike rate of 390.90. He took on two of the best bowlers in the tournament and smashed them all around the park once and again for all.
Though Delhi lost the match, Pant’s century has been praised by Netizens, interestingly, it was not only Indians who praised him for his biggest century of IPL season 11, former Miss World Australia Erin Holland also praised the cricketer for his victory.
She took to Twitter to express her happiness and wrote, “Waking up here in Australia to @RishabPant777 ‘s incredible 100!! First Indian player this #VIVOIPL2018 to score a ton – what a talent 🏏🙌🏻 @StarSportsIndia.”
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) May 10, 2018
He is now the second youngest batsman after Manish Pandey to bag a century. The Australian beauty was also awake till midnight for the century of Rishabh Pant. She wrote in her post that she was only awake to watch incredible innings of Pant.