Delhi Capitals is currently involved in a heated battle against the Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium after a poor show with the bat. The top-order failed miserably for the Capitals and had it not been for a late push from the trio of Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan and Ripal Patel, they could have been skittled out for double figures.
Phil Salt was back to the pavilion for a golden duck while David Warner departed for 2 from 2 balls. Priyam Garg dropped anchor at one end with very minimal resistance as he would go onto score 10 from 14 balls while Rilee Rossouw would score 8 from 6 balls, smashing 2 fours.
This is how Delhi Capitals resisted a collapse against the Titans
Manish Pandey had another flop show as he departed for 1 from 4 balls and just when it felt that Delhi Capitals might very well be finished even before they crossed the 70-run mark, the rebuilding began for the Delhi Capitals.
Axar Patel put his foot down and continued to resist the invasion of the Titans while Aman Hakim Khan battled hard to help his team out of the predicament. The duo would put together 50 runs for the sixth wicket before Axar Patel eventually depart for 27 from 30 balls.
This is what Virender Sehwag had to say about Axar Patel
Riding high on the knocks of Aman Hakim Khan who showcased all his experience to steer Delhi out of the early predicament, and a late surge from Ripal Patel who would go on to bash 23 from just 13 balls, Delhi managed to post a warring total of 130 on the card, 4 ahead of RCB’s 126 yesterday which was successfully defended by Faf and company.
Former Delhi Capitals captain, Virender Sehwag was absolutely furious at the showdown by DC and issued a full-blown scathing tirade, stating, “We all wanted Axar Patel to come in early to bat, so he did. Yes, he batted at the same position but came in the fourth over. But while we expected that he would come early and score 60-70 runs, that didn’t happen because he too was under pressure as a lot of wickets had already fallen.”