Sachin Tendulkar taking bowlers to the cleaners at Sharjah has change into part of Indian cricketing folklore. However a sure Sourav Ganguly too appeared to take pleasure in batting at Sharjah. Through the ultimate of the Coca-Cola Champions Trophy towards Zimbabwe in 1998, India chased down 197 with out shedding a wicket, Ganguly hit three sixes within the match — all three towards the identical bowler (Grant Flower), all three in the identical over (21st) 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 internet session in Sharjah.
“An Indian southpaw smashing sixes off spinners at will in Sharjah. Effectively, the place have we heard that earlier than?” 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, should be at their greatest to cease Pant from teeing off.
The wicket-keeper batsman, who in latest occasions has are available in for some stick attributable to some poor performances with the Indian staff, will probably be raring to show some extent 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 12 months. Pant has carried out brilliantly with the bat within the two earlier seasons.
Final season, he scored 488 runs in 16 matches, averaging 37.53 and a strike fee of 162.66 to go together with it. The 12 months earlier to that he was at his harmful greatest, smashing 684 runs at a mean of 52.61 and a strike 173.60, together with a whirlwind knock of 128 not out.
Delhi Capitals will probably be seen in motion on the second day of IPL 2020 (September 20, Sunday) once they face KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.
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