Delhi Capitals’ player Manish Pandey had a forgettable day with the bat against Chennai Super Kings on May 10. He came out to bat after the fall of the second wicket in the form of Phil Salt in the third over of the second innings. Early in Pandey’s innings, he and Mitchell Marsh had a communication gap that led to the latter getting run out.
After this, Pandey and Rilee Rossouw put together 59 runs in as many balls. Despite both players hitting boundaries on occasions, they struggled to even rotate strike which was vital on a dry surface. Pandey hit two sixes and a four while Rossouw hit two fours and a six. Meanwhile, 1983 World Cup winner, Kris Srikkanth has taken a dig at Pandey.
The former said that Pandey is an impact player for CSK and not for DC. For the unversed, Manish Pandey was substituted for Khaleel Ahmed in the second innings.
This is how Twitter reacted
This is not a surprise from cheeka ! He is a straightforward person. Dream for so called best commentators.
— MK ?? (@82atMelbourne) May 10, 2023
This is funny but wrong to say
— Starlord (@NotTheDarkBlade) May 10, 2023
Should start a twitter account named gems of cheeka and make a list of all the things he says ?
— sad underground man | Rip CM (@Csci571A) May 11, 2023
Kris srikkanth spitting facts.
— Rishabh Malpani (@RishabhM09) May 10, 2023
Did he really say that? ?
— Ankit Kalavagunta (@ankitkal95) May 10, 2023
sach mein bola?
— DHRUV YADAV (@DHRUVYA90908875) May 10, 2023
It's fun watching Tamil commentary.
He criticized Manish Pandey for being selfish on the runout.
— ??????? (adithya) (@ImAdithya18) May 10, 2023
He doesn't know how to give constructive criticism on a cricketer.. He said gill can't play vs big teams but ishan kishan is a better batter than gill lol?And supports kl even if he scores 10 ducks in row. Most biased commentar I've seen.
— Masilan Samuel (@MasilanSamuel) May 11, 2023
Frankly he calls a spade spade. … the acting Manish Pandey put when he ran Mitchel marsh out .. was award worthy… he is defnly impact player for opposition. Don’t get him out.. else other good hitters will come in
— Viddu (@Vidharom) May 11, 2023
Is this coach ponting or Capt decision, horrible to gve manish pandey as Impact player.. Tragedy to name him impact player.. Evn Axar can be much better thn him, wasted him in 6-7 position. Two Aussies hv ruined @DelhiCapitals
— Abhik Chakravorty (@abhiksbp) May 10, 2023
Delhi Capitals ruled out of the playoffs race
Meanwhile, till the 55th game of the ongoing 16th season, all 10 teams were alive in the race to playoffs. Talking about Delhi, they managed to keep themselves in after winning four out of their last five games. They needed to win their remaining four games (before their game against Chennai Super Kings).
However, the 2020 finalists miserably failed to do so and lost the game by 27 runs. Batting first, the former champions, Super Kings amasses 167/8, thanks to cames from Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, and skipper MS Dhoni. For the David Warner-led side, Mitchell Marsh took three wickets while Axar Patel took two and Khaleel Ahmed and Lalit Yadav took one each.
In reply, the visitors had a poor start as they lost three wickets for 26 runs. Despite Pandey and Rossouw building a partnership of 59 runs, the team was never in the game. They ended up losing the game by 27 runs with Matheesha Pathirana taking three wickets.