Sachin Tendulkar taking bowlers to the cleaners at Sharjah has grow to be part of Indian cricketing folklore. But a sure Sourav Ganguly too appeared to take pleasure in batting at Sharjah. During the ultimate of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy in opposition to Zimbabwe in 1998, India chased down 197 with out dropping a wicket, Ganguly hit three sixes within the match — all three in opposition to the identical bowler (Grant Flower), all three in the identical over (twenty first) and all three touchdown on the roof. On Tuesday, Delhi Capitals paid tribute to Ganguly’s knock by posting a video of one other left-hander, Rishabh Pant, smashing sixes at will throughout a web session in Sharjah.
“An Indian southpaw smashing sixes off spinners at will in Sharjah. Well, where have we heard that before?” Delhi Capitals captioned the video.
An Indian southpaw smashing sixes off spinners at will in Sharjah
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from) (@DelhiCapitals) September 8, 2020
If the Delhi Capitals video is something to go by, then bowlers within the Indian Premier League (IPL), particularly spinners, have to be at their finest to cease Pant from teeing off.
The wicket-keeper batsman, who in current instances has are available in for some stick on account of some poor performances with the Indian crew, will likely be raring to show a degree and make IPL 2020 his personal.
The left-hander has already confirmed his six-hitting prowess in earlier seasons of the IPL and could be hoping to take it up a notch this yr. Pant has carried out brilliantly with the bat within the two earlier seasons.
Last season, he scored 488 runs in 16 matches, averaging 37.53 and a strike charge of 162.66 to go along with it. The yr earlier to that he was at his damaging finest, smashing 684 runs at a median of 52.61 and a strike 173.60, together with a whirlwind knock of 128 not out.
Delhi Capitals will likely be seen in motion on the second day of IPL 2020 (September 20, Sunday) after they face KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
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