[caption id="attachment_704311" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/rishabh-pant.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-704311" alt="Rishabh Pant (Image courtesy: AFP)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/rishabh-pant.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rishabh Pant (Image courtesy: AFP)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Delhi Daredevils (DD) were 23 for 2 in the sixth over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2018-200860/live-scores/kolkata-knight-riders-vs-kings-xi-punjab-live-cricket-score-match-18-186188-full-scorecard.html" target="_blank">during their VIVO IPL match</a> against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant" target="_blank">Rishabh Pant s</a> 48-ball 85 ensured DD to a competitive 174. It was another story that AB de Villiers thwarted Pant s efforts with a 39-ball 90*. <p></p> <p></p>RCB s Mandeep Singh was in all praise for the young Pant and drew parallels of his strokeplay with Yuvraj Singh. <p></p> <p></p> Rishabh is amazing. When we were growing up, we used to talk about Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi-<i>paa</i> used to hit those big sixes more than anyone else. I think, in this generation, Rishabh is one name, who can smack sixes like him (Yuvraj) at will. He has immense ability," Mandeep replied to a <i>PTI</i> query on Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>Mandeep went on to say that he is lucky and blessed to be playing alongside de Villiers and called the 90* one of the best knocks played by the South African. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2018-trent-boults-catch-of-virat-kohli-greatest-ever-opines-michael-vaughan-704302"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p> What can I say about AB? AB is AB. He does something or the other. I am lucky and blessed to be playing with him and witnessed one of his best innings. That s all I can say, Mandeep said. <p></p> <p></p>Mandeep scored a 9-ball 17* as RCB completed the win in the 18th over. The Punjab cricketer doesn t believe that RCB are overtly reliant on Virat Kohli or de Villiers. <p></p> <p></p> When you have two world s best batsmen in your side, it is but natural that others are taken lightly. We are not heavily dependent on them, but since they are world's best batsmen a lot of focus is on them, which is natural, Mandeep added.