Disappointed after the team’s loss to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Habshav Pant was struggling to describe his feelings in a post-match interview. Kolkata team booked their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 final on Wednesday.
Despite finishing the league season as the number one team, DC loses both qualifications to exit the tournament in third place.
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To look like a one-sided match until the 18th over of the second innings, KKR lost six wickets for seven runs off 22 balls, with one ball remaining before the end of the game. After losing three wickets, Shav Pant said:
“I have no words to express at the moment. We can’t change anything after the match. We just believed we tried to stay in the game as long as possible. The bowlers almost pulled it off. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way.”
First sent to bat, DC lazy Sharjah went long on the track at 135. Shishir KKR made it easy for the batsmen as their openers took their ball to 96 runs and lost their way till the last ball. Play Shaw Pant credits KKR bowlers for keeping tough after the powerplay and making it difficult to score.
Pant, who was run out, added:
“They bowled very well in the middle overs, especially after the powerplay. We got stuck and couldn’t turn the strike. The Delhi Capitals are known to be positive, and hopefully, we’ll come back better next season.”
Hopefully, next season we’ll be back in a better way: is Shav Pant
One of the most consistent aspects of the last three seasons, DCE is the only team to have reached the playoffs in all editions of the competition since 2019-2019.
“We played really good cricket, yes, there will be ups and downs, but at Delhi Capitals we are positive. We are for each other, taking care of each other and learning. Hopefully, we will improve and come back better next season. “
Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will now play two-time winners KKR in Dubai in the IPL 2021 final on Friday.
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