In the second qualifier of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Delhi Capitals by 3 wickets to enter the final. With the defeat, the dream of Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals to make it to the final turned into a mere dream, while KKR managed to enter the final for the third time. Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw looked very disappointed after this defeat. He lay down on the ground and cried a lot. Delhi opener and his friend Shikhar Dhawan went to Prithvi and handled him.
Prithvi was seen crying in the dressing room too
Tears were pouring from his eyes in the dressing room as well. In the 20th over of the match, Kolkata needed 7 runs to win. Rahul Tripathi takes a single off the first ball. Now Kolkata needed 6 runs from 5 balls. The bat was in Shakib’s hand.
Everyone expected that the way this player had won the match against Bengaluru. He would do something similar against Delhi too, but Shakib could not score any runs. Now all the hopes were on Rahul Tripathi and he lived up to the expectations of the team. He gave the team victory by hitting a six off Ashwin’s ball.
This season was very good for Prithvi Shaw
This season has been very good for Delhi opener Prithvi Shaw. He has scored 479 runs in 15 matches at an average of 31.93. During this his strike rate has been 159.13. He has also scored 4 half-centuries this season. Shaw’s pairing with Shikhar Dhawan gave Delhi a great start throughout the season, but after losing the last two matches, the team was out of the IPL and Delhi’s dream of becoming the IPL champion was shattered.