Rishabh Pant is well-known for being chirpy behind the stumps. Lately, he has turned his antics into prolific performances for the nation- home as well as on foreign soil. The 23-year-old will lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021, in the absence of Shreyas Iyer.
Pant likes to have a go at the batters while standing up to spinners. However, this time, he got the better of his own teammate Sam Billings. In the clip posted by Delhi Capitals, Pant can be seen sledging Billings during a practice session.
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Billings looked to be in trouble against spinners and Pant saw the funny side of it. He took a cheeky dig at Billings while the batter tried to settle in against the turning deliveries. The Englishman was part of the Delhi-based franchise in 2016 and 2017. He was bought by the Capitals in the 2021 Auction for INR 2 Crore.
Pant will look to lead Delhi to their maiden IPL title, having fallen short in the finale of last year’s show-piece event. Iyer underwent successful shoulder surgery and he is currently on the road to recovery. The onus will be on Pant to work with some of the reputed names in the business – Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane, and prove his mettle as the leader of the pack.