New Delhi. Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant was leading his team against Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match number 50. . Rishabh Pant won the toss and opted to bowl against CSK at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday. Before the toss, Dhoni and Pant were in a fun mood, but after the toss, Pant’s attitude changed a bit. After the toss, he said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is his opponent (enemy) right now.
Rishabh Pant explained that his team is hopeful that the pitch can do something soon, so they will bowl first in Dubai. Asked about the experience of facing Dhoni once again in the league, the youngster said that he has learned a lot from the CSK captain, but at this point of time, he considers Dhoni as nothing but his rival. Rishabh Pant said, “We will bowl first. The wicket can take a bit early, so it is better to bowl first. We just need to focus on the basics, keep doing what we have been doing. We want to finish in the top two. There are always great lessons to be learned from him (MS Dhoni), but right now he is an opponent, so our focus is only on the game.”
Dhoni and Pant may be each other’s rivals on the IPL ground, but off the field both are very good friends. Fans also called the Delhi and Chennai match as a teacher vs student match. While coming to the field for the toss, both the players had a lot of fun and also talked. Both had met after a long time and were also happy to see each other. Dhoni and Pant were also involved in a long discussion before and after the toss, like Virat Kohli and Dhoni have been doing this for a long time.
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However, as always, Pant was in a jovial mood and Dhoni was also seen laughing during a funny conversation with his successor behind the wickets. Rishabh Pant’s 24th birthday was also on the day of the match. In such a situation, he was also seen taking congratulations on behalf of the CSK camp.
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Let us tell you that both the teams Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings are running on the top. Delhi Capitals have secured 20 points by winning 10 out of 13 matches. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings have 9 wins in 13 matches and they have 18 points. Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the third place in the points table with 16 points with 8 wins from 12 matches.