Rishabh Pant, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019
Pant, who was left out of India’s squad at the expense of Dinesh Karthik, smashed six fours and four sixes during his match-winning knock against RR. @ BCCI

Ignored for the ICC World Cup 2019, Rishabh Pant said the “selection thought was running” in his mind. Pant made a statement with a blistering 78 off 36 balls and powered Delhi Capitals to a six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) in Jaipur on Monday.

“I am feeling lovely. To make your team win in an important match is a good feeling. I won’t lie, the selection thought was running in my mind,” Pant said at the post-match press conference.

The young keeper-batsman added: “I focussed on my process and it worked for me. The wicket was playing good, and I just took advantage of that, I guess. Most important thing for our team is that everyone knows our role, and the support staff tells us, ‘this is your role, and this is what is going to happen to you’.”

Pant, who was left out of India’s squad at the expense of Dinesh Karthik, smashed six fours and four sixes during his stay in the middle.