first_imgMS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant went rivals when Chennai Super Kings took on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 in Visakhapatnam on Friday.With Rishabh Pant’s growing stature as the next big thing of Indian cricket, the lead up to IPL 2019, let alone the matches between Delhi and Chennai were built around Pant vs Dhoni.Both Rishabh Pant and MS Dhoni were key campaigners for their respective franchises but Pant wasn’t able to do much in Delhi Capitals’ 6-wicket defeat to Chennai Super Kings that also saw the end of their impressive campaign.Nonetheless, after the much-anticipated virtual semi-final, Pant made sure he picked Dhoni’s brains at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.Even as MS Dhoni was busy celebrating Chennai Super Kings’ dominant win, he made sure he had a chat with Rishabh Pant.In a video available on Chennai Super Kings’ social media profiles, Pant can be seen listening to Dhoni with rapt attention.Guru Sishyan! #Thala #WhistlePodu #Yellove pic.twitter.com/dd9iFRtJjAChennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 11, 2019Rishabh Pant had often insisted that he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni while watching and sharing the crease with the veteran India wicketkeeper.”I have learnt a lot of things from MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. But the most important thing is discipline. Every at this stage of his career, Mahi bhai is never late for anything. He follows the process that brought him success rigorously during practice even now. He knows what suits him and what doesn’t,” Pant had recently told Sports Tak.advertisementMeanwhile, Pant, who had hit a 21-ball 49 in Delhi Capitals thrilling win over Sunisers Hyderabad in Wednesday’s Eliminator top scored once again with a 25-ball 38 but it wasn’t enough for Delhi as the young wicketkeeper-batsman was losing partners at regular intervals.With Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja and Imran Tahir picking up 5 wickets between them, Delhi Capitals were restricted to 147 in 20 overs after which Chennai Super Kings gunned down the total in just 19 overs.Also Read | You cannot curtail natural instincts of a player like Rishabh Pant: Pravin AmreAlso Read | Ziva kisses MS Dhoni after CSK beat Delhi Capitals to enter 8th IPL finalAlso See:last_img

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