Rishabh Pant aka Butter Fingers! 3 instances where the DC skipper lost his bat

Rishabh Pant aka Butter Fingers! 3 instances where the DC skipper lost his bat

Rishabh Pant often tries to muscle the ball too hard which leads him to drop the bat in an attempt to sail the ball over the ropes

Rishabh Pant’s audacious batting and strokeplay is worth watching. The Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper is a match-winner with power and innovation, but his unorthodox style comes with risks. Unconventional shots often see him in awkward positions, even causing the bat to slip from his grasp. This compilation dives into 5 such instances where Rishabh Pant’s audacious swing almost resulted in the willow going for a ride of its own!

Pant losing his bat vs LSG, IPL 2024

During the 16th over in a ‘do-or-die’ clash between DC and LSG, Pant went for an almighty swing off Mohsin Khan’s bowling. He tried to hit the shot so hard that his bat went flying straight towards backward square leg.

Lose bat and stumps simultaneously? ft. Pant

Wow! May 14 wasn’t the first instance where LSG fielders witnessed Pant losing his willow in an attempt to slog one forcefully. Earlier in the IPL 2024, the two teams met in Lucknow, where DC recorded a comfortable win by 6 wickets. When Pant stepped out off Ravi Bishnoi’s delivery, he lost his bat that went straight and hit the wicket-keeper, KL Rahul. Despite this, Rahul remained attentive enough to stump his opposite skipper.

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Pant losing his willow in Cape Town

When India tried to break their final frontier, i.e., South Africa, Pant came up with an absolute dream of an innings in the third Test in Cape Town. He made a remarkable 100 in the second innings. On what was a difficult surface, Pant took on pacer Duanne Olivier in the 60th over.

He slammed Oliver through the covers for a sublime boundary, but completely lost grip over his bat. The willow slipped through his gloves, and Pant’s powerful swing meant that the bat was released on a good trajectory and landed in the square leg region.


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