Shreyas Iyer backs Rishabh Pant to play his natural game despite failure against CSK

first_imgDelhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer, on Wednesday, praised ‘freebie’ Rishabh Pant saying that he would not like to change anything in him.”You need to give him a freebie, you cannot restrict his (Pant) flow and I personally feel that you cannot blame him because he is that sort of person who can change the momentum of the game. I still like the way he plays and I would not like to change anything in him,” Iyer said during the post-match conference.Pant, who has not been in a good form lately with the bat, faced just 3 balls and scored 5 runs before he gave an easy catch to Dwayne Bravo off Imran Tahir’s delivery.Iyer eulogized Pant, however, he feels that the wicket-keeper batsman should have played smartly.”It was not a bad stroke, but definitely he could have played a bit smart and assess the pitch condition because we needed a bit of partnership at that period,” Iyer said.Delhi Capitals faced an embarrassing 80-run defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) as the whole Delhi Capitals’ batting line-up was bundled off on just 99 runs by the hosts.Talking about the defeat, Iyer said it was a reality check for them but backed his players by showing his confidence in their abilities to win matches.”We lacked in certain situations and definitely, it is a reality check for us. We need to learn and come back strong from here on… I never doubt my players, I know that they are capable of winning us matches,” Iyer said.advertisementDelhi Capitals, who have already qualified for the IPL playoffs, will host Rajasthan Royals on May 4.Also Read | IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant stops Suresh Raina from taking strike. All in good funAlso Read | IPL 2019: CSK players get a ‘Rish-hug’ from Pant ahead of high-profile clash vs DClast_img read more