Last night’s match at Vizag was a tale of two wicketkeepers: Mithali Raj


The scorecard took the backseat and the result hid under the sheets of formality when the night of 31st March gave fans more entertainment than they could have asked for. The two heroes of Indian cricket operated at their level best to knit a complete package of fun, excitement, thrill, happiness, and whatnot in Vizag.

Seeing MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant unfold magic in pursuit of their respective team’s upliftment, legendary cricketer Mithali Raj had nothing but appreciation for them. Delhi got off the mark with a 20-run victory in Vizag while Chennai had their first heartbreak in what turned out to be Dhoni’s maiden outing with the bat this season.

“Last night’s match at Vizag was a tale of two wicket-keepers.It was heartening to witness @RishabhPant17’s fluent strokes after his prolonged absence from the cricket field. Despite ending up on the losing side, @msdhoni turned back the clock to narrow the margin of defeat and made the crowd go wild in the process,” Mithali tweeted.

Both the knocks by wicketkeepers were special in their ways as they kept behind injury, age factor, lack of match-time, and other odds to fly high in an intense affair. While batting first, Pant came to the crease when Delhi were set well by Shaw and Warner with their 43, and 52 respectively. However, the moment asked the young wicketkeeper to break shackles, the preliminary steps of which were already taken by him during DC’s earlier two games.