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Delhi Capitals Embarrassed, Comeback will be Difficult

Delhi Capitals Embarrassed, Comeback will be Difficult

The Delhi Capitals suffered a demoralizing 106-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders, with the latter’s batting unit putting up an impressive 272 for 7.

Sunil Narine (85), Angkrish Raghuvanshi (54), and Andre Russell (41) were the standout performers for KKR. The Capitals’ bowling attack struggled, with only Anrich Nortje (3-59) managing to take multiple wickets.

In response, the Capitals were bowled out for 166, with Rishabh Pant (55) and Philip Salt (54) being the top scorers. This loss has left the Capitals with much to ponder, as they have now lost two of their first three matches in the IPL.

Head coach Ricky Ponting criticized the team’s performance, calling it “unacceptable” and “embarrassing.” Captain Rishabh Pant also expressed his disappointment, stating that the team “just didn’t turn up.”

Pant’s Leadership Raises Questions for Delhi Capitals¬†

Rishabh Pant, the captain of the Delhi Capitals, faced criticism for his leadership decisions during their match against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Pant made two unsuccessful decisions not to take DRS, which could have benefited the Capitals.

Additionally, his lack of support for his bowlers was evident as they appeared helpless and lacking in confidence. Pant acknowledged the team’s poor performance, stating, “We just didn’t turn up”

This loss has put a significant dent in the Capitals’ confidence, and Pant’s leadership will be under scrutiny as they aim to bounce back in the tournament.

The Delhi Capitals are set to face the Mumbai Indians in their next match, with both teams struggling to find their footing in the tournament. The Capitals have lost two out of three matches, while the Mumbai Indians have lost three out of three. The Capitals will be without their two best bowlers, Kuldeep Yadav and Mukesh Kumar, due to unavailability.

This could pose a significant challenge for the team, as their bowling unit has already struggled in previous matches, especially against likes Suryakumar Yadav and Tim David.

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