- Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant turned 24 on Monday
- Pant and Dhoni were face to face in the 50th match of IPL
- Delhi and Chennai have reached the IPL playoffs
Delhi Capitals’ young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was in front of his mentor MS Dhoni at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday. Pant-led Delhi and Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings team met in the 50th match of IPL 2021.
During the toss, there was a great bonding between Pant and Dhoni. Pant won the toss and invited Chennai to bat first. When Ian Bishop asked Pant how he was feeling about the match against his mentor, the left-hander said, “I have learned a lot from Mahi bhai and still learn, But at this point of time he is my ‘rival’ and I will compete with him on an equal footing.
After the toss, Dhoni and Pant were seen having a lot of fun on the fielder. A video of both of them is going viral on social media in which Pant is seen looking at his mentor Dhoni’s watch as if he is asking Mahi to gift his watch on the occasion of his birthday.
Pant is celebrating his 24th birthday today. Seeing this bonding of Dhoni and Pant, fans are making different comments on social media with photos of both.
A fan tweeted, ‘Mahi bhai, give me your watch on the occasion of my birthday.’ Another fan wrote, ‘Rishabh Pant is asking Dhoni for his watch as a gift on his birthday.
The journey of the teams of Delhi and Chennai in the current IPL has been great. Both the teams have reached the playoffs of IPL 2021. The team that wins this match will ensure its place at the top of the table.