Delhi Capitals’ Hilarious ‘Lagaan’ Meme Features Rishabh Pant. See Pic | Cricket News

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Rishabh Pant is known to play unorthodox cricketing shots.© Twitter/BCCI




Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals (DC) shared a hilarious meme involving their star wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant and the Oscar-nominated Bollywood movie, ‘Lagaan’ on the film’s 20-year anniversary. The official Twitter handle of DC posted a picture that compared a charcter in the movie — the astrologer Guran — to Pant, due to Guran’s unorthodox batting style. The picture was captioned, “#20YearsOfLagaan, an audacious legacy lives on #Lagaan @RishabhPant17.” The Ashutosh Gowariker-directed ‘Lagaan involved a cricket match that had unorthodox players taking field against an English side. The same unorthodox nature of batting was compared with Pant’s audacious reverse-scoop against James Anderson.

The movie, which was nominated for Oscars, completed 20 years today. It had a stupendous cast that included Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh as lead characters.

Film veterans Rajesh Vivek, Pradeep Rawat, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajendra Gupta, Raghubir Yadav, and British actors Paul Blackthorne and Rachel Shelley.

Delhi Capitals continued where they left off in IPL 2020, and showcased some stellar performances this season.

Under the leadership of Pant, they finished top of the table before the tournament was suspended due to raging COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubble.

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DC finished with six wins out of the eight matches that were completed. Pant finished with 213 runs in eight games. He scored those runs at a healthy strike-rate of 131.48 and at an average of 35.50.

Pant was named in the 15-member squad which was announced today for the World Test Championship (WTC) Final between India and New Zealand beginning June 18 at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

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