Rishabh Pant Suspended for One Match and Fined INR 30 Lakh

Rishabh Pant has been banned for one match for violating the IPL Code of Conduct by having a slow over rate during a match.

Gobind Arora
Updated on: 11 May 2024 11:39 AM GMT
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Rishabh Pant's fiery leadership has been a key factor in Delhi Capitals' (DC) resurgence this season. However, a one-match suspension due to a slow over-rate offense against Rajasthan Royals throws a wrench into their playoff aspirations.

This suspension means Pant will miss the crucial upcoming match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a game that could decide DC's fate in the tournament. A loss could potentially eliminate them from contention.

While DC challenged the Match Referee's ruling, the BCCI Ombudsman upheld the decision, leaving Pant's absence a harsh reality for the Delhi franchise.

Pant's Instrumental Role in DC's Revival

After a sluggish start to the season, Pant's leadership played a pivotal role in DC's turnaround. Partnered with the bowling prowess of Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Jake Fraser-McGurk, DC transformed into a formidable force.

Pant's captaincy shone during their away game against Gujarat Titans (GT). His strategic decisions helped restrict GT to a meager 89 runs, earning him the coveted "Player of the Match" award.

DC in a Tight Race for Playoffs

Currently, DC sits precariously in the 5th position of the points table, tied with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). With only two matches remaining, one against RCB and another against LSG, every point holds immense value.

Returning from Adversity Makes Absence More Painful

Pant's return to IPL action in 2024 held immense significance after a horrific accident in December 2022 sidelined him for over a year. His unwavering determination to return to the sport he loves makes his suspension even more impactful for both him and the DC team.

Gobind Arora

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