New Delhi. A major accident was averted in the 41st match of IPL 2021 played between Delhi Capitals (DC vs KKR) and Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR’s wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik could have been in danger due to the childish act of Rishabh Pant, but fortunately he narrowly escaped. In fact, in the 17th over, Pant played the bat in such a dangerous manner that Karthik fell in the circle of escape.
Seeing this, bowler Varun Chakraborty was also surprised. Pant was trying to drive Varun Chakraborty’s first ball, but the ball started going towards the stumps after hitting the bottom of his bat. Karthik came forward trying to catch it. At the same time, Pant turned the bat without looking backwards to stop the ball.
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He turned the bat so fast that Dinesh Karthik did not get a chance to recover. However, both of them had good luck here. Pant’s bat went near Karthik’s helmet without causing any harm. However, during all this, Karthik fell down. After this Pant also apologized to him.
Talking about the match, Delhi, which remained in the top 2 since the beginning of this season of IPL, had to face defeat in this match. KKR beat him by 3 wickets. Batting first, Delhi scored 127 for 9 in the allotted over. In reply, KKR had already achieved the target by scoring 130 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 10 balls.