Rishabh Pant, the India wicket-keeper batsman, said that being disregarded for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 was playing at the forefront of his thoughts amid his knock against Rajasthan Royals in the 2019 Indian Premier League on Monday, 22 April.
Pant, who hit an unbeaten 78 in only 36 balls, was instrumental in Delhi Capitals pursuing down a competitive 191 with four balls to save. A week ago, Pant was not selected for India's World Cup squad against more experienced Dinesh Karthik as the back-up wicket-keeper.
"I am feeling lovely. To make your team win in an important match is a good feeling," he said at the post-match presentation, before adding, "I won't lie, the selection thought was running in my mind."
However, the 21-year-old said that he endeavored to concentrate on the job needing to be done. Delhi had lost two wickets in consecutive overs, before Pant definitively turned the match in their favor. He presently has 336 runs in 11 matches, with a strike-rate of 163.10. Many in support for Pant said that he should have been selected for World Cup squad.