IPL 2018: 5 Records set by Rishabh Pant in his blistering knock of 128* against SRH
The southpaw is punishing bowlers all around.
This has been the coming of age for one of India’s finest emerging talent Rishabh Pant, who has taken the world by storm in just a few years after his burst onto the scene. The southpaw is reckoned as the future of Indian cricket who is believed to carry the burden of India’s batting for quite some time.
The Delhi-born player has been instrumental in playing few innings that have defined him as a player who can go the distance for Indian cricket. In one of his recent exploits on the cricket field, Pant smashed his maiden T20 century against Sunrisers Hyderabad to record 128 runs from just 63 deliveries.
We take a look at some of the records set by his innings against the Orange Army:
#1 Highest score in a losing cause in IPL
It was an innings of real character from the youngster that helped his team post a decent 187 on the board. However, his valiant effort went in vain as, despite his tremendous skills against a tough attack, Delhi failed to prevent the visitors to score those runs on a slow Kotla pitch.
As it turned out, Pant’s knock of 128 became the highest individual runs scored in a losing cause in an IPL game. It was a feeling of dismay for the youngster who gave it all and unfortunately ended on the losing side.
This knock bettered the record of Andrew Symonds, who registered a score of 117 against Rajasthan in 2008, in a losing cause. This was obviously a feat that no batsmen would like to hold after such a brilliant individual performance.