Demand grows for Rishabh Pant to resign after Delhi Capitals skipper’s DRS blunder; interview in choked voice has little impact on fans


Demands are growing for Rishabh Pant to resign as the Delhi Capitals’ skipper after his DRS blunder effectively cost the DC a place in the IPL playoff. Pant appeared for his post-match interview in a choked voice but that appeared to have little impact on fans, who are seething in anger.


Pant, who’s also the wicketkeeper of his side, first dropped an easy catch in the 12th over to give Dewald Brevis a life. It was, however, his DRS blunder involving Tim David that cost the DC a place in the playoff.

David was yet to score when he nicked the first delivery faced by him. Pant was best suited to go for the review, but he decided against it. David went on to score 34 runs from 11 balls and scripted a five-wicket win for Mumbai Indians.

The victory for Mumbai Indians meant that Royal Challengers Bangalore qualified for the playoff stage.

Reacting to his costly blunder, Pant later said, “I thought there was something but everyone standing in the circle was not convinced enough. So I was asking should we go up. In the end, I didn’t take the review.”

Pant was visibly dejected in his post-match interview as he promised to learn from mistakes and come back stronger next year.

Pant’s costly lapse did not go down well with fans, who demanded his ouster as the DC captain. One user wrote, “Resign from captaincy now, Rishabh Pant. Leave Delhi Capitals and never return.”

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Another fan wrote, “Please resign @RishabhPant17 as captain…Focus on your batting and keeping!”

“Rishabh Pant resign from captaincy after this match. Have some shame Pathetic captaincy in crunch games. Concentrate on batting atleast,” commented another user.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, however, came in Pant’s defence saying that such blunders can happen to anyone in a high-pressure game, adding that there was nothing wrong in it.