'We just didn't turn up on the day...' - Rishabh Pant opens up after horrendous show against KKR in 16th game of IPL 2024

Rishabh Pant was furious at his bowlers after they conceded the second-highest team total in IPL history during their clash with Kolkata Knight Riders in Vizag on Wednesday.

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Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant has opened up about his team's loss after they suffered a 106-run loss against KKR in the 16th game of IPL 2024, which took place on April 3 at Vizag. Notably, Shreyas Iyer-led KKR was able to post a historic total of 272/7 in the given 20 overs. However, during the chase, the Delhi Capitals were bundled out for just 166 runs and are at the bottom of the points table after such a horrendous show against KKR.

The DC skipper lashed out at the bowlers as they failed to control the batting of KKR batters, which allowed them to post the second-highest total in IPL history. In addition,  the 26-year-old cricketer accepted that they did not turn up the day in their favour, which cost them the game. The wicketkeeper batter also opened up about the slow over rate as they failed to adhere to the timing. Pant also shed light on their unusual DRS-making review, which was the major cause of losing the game and causing a lot of confusion. 

"Our bowlers were all over the place. We just didn't turn up on the day. Today was one of those days. As a batting unit, we only wanted to keep going hard as a team. I would rather get all out as a team than not go for the target. At the same time, couldn't see the timer on the screen. But there are some things you can control, some things you can't. (Some reviews not taken) I think it was quite loud here.,"  Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

Enjoying every day but cricket has its own ups and downs: Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant also talks about why he didn't give much bowling to spinners as compared to the fast bowlers. However, the middle-order batter is hopeful of making some changes in the next match to turn things around.

"(Use of Axar, only one over) See the thought process was that we didn't want to use spinners but our fast bowlers were going through the motions against KKR. We need to learn from these mistakes and come positive in the next match. Enjoying every day but cricket has its own ups and downs," he added further.