Hitting sixes is in my muscle memory: Pant

Vastavam web: Dispatching the ball deep into the stands is in Rishabh Pant’s “muscle memory” and that’s why he doesn’t need to look at who is bowling to him once he is in a mood to go hammer and tongs. Pant hit five sixes in his 21-ball-49 as he guided Delhi Capitals to a two-wicket victory in the IPL Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“In T20s, you need 40 off 20 or so, then you have to attack one bowler. I don’t see who’s bowling. It’s in our muscle memory, and that’s why we practise so much. Today, that was special because I didn’t try to hit the ball too hard. I was just watching the ball, and I was trying to time the ball.” Pant also said that he ensured that the mindset remains positive when the team is going for improbable chases.

“If you are set on a wicket like this, you have to finish the match for your team. I took it very close, but next time I will finish it for the team. (Pressure) I just try to be positive. If your mindset is negative, it doesn’t help,” said Pant.