IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Rishabh Pant’s exceptional no-look six prompts Shah Rukh Khan to give a standing ovation during DC vs KKR clash

In Match 16 of the  Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the esteemed DR YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday (April 3), Rishabh Pant, the captain of Delhi Capitals (DC), continued to flaunt his impeccable form since his return to competitive cricket.

Rishabh Pant’s phenomenal knock: A display of batting prowess

Faced with the challenge of chasing down a formidable target of 274 runs set by KKR, Pant strode to the crease with Delhi in a precarious position at 33/4 following the dismissal of David Warner. Undaunted by the daunting task, Pant demonstrated his batting prowess with a phenomenal knock of 55 runs from just 25 deliveries, showcasing an extraordinary strike rate of 220.

The no-look six: Pant’s audacious stroke against Venkatesh Iyer

In a remarkable display of skill and audacity, Pant’s no-look six during the 12th over garnered widespread attention from the spectators at the stadium. Executed on the second delivery of the over, Pant effortlessly dispatched the ball into the stands without even glancing at it, off the bowling of Venkatesh Iyer. The bowler erred in his line, delivering it on the leg stump, allowing Pant to flick it over fine-leg for a maximum.

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Pant’s stunning stroke proved to be the highlight of the match, as he proceeded to dominate Iyer’s bowling, smashing him for 28 runs in the over, which included 4 boundaries and 2 sixes. This onslaught propelled Pant to his second consecutive fifty of the IPL season, further solidifying his reputation as a formidable batter,

Shah Rukh Khan cheers Pant’s heroics

Notably, Pant’s no-look six also earned him applause and a standing ovation from Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the stadium to support his team, KKR. The video capturing this extraordinary moment quickly went viral on various social media platforms, garnering widespread admiration and acclaim.

Here’s the video:

Delhi Capitals’ efforts in chase unsuccessful

Despite Pant’s gallant efforts, the Delhi  fell short in their pursuit of the target, eventually succumbing for 166 runs in 17.2 overs. Pant’s exit proved to be a turning point in the match, as the KKR capitalized on the opportunity to stymie Delhi’s scoring momentum. Alongside Pant, Tristan Stubbs also shone with a resilient innings of 54 runs off 32 balls.

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