IPL 2019 Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals Match 52: If there ever was a comeback of the season award, it would easily go to – Ishant Sharma, who has not only showed his class as a bowler but also bowled with a lot of heart in the ongoing Indian Premier League. After going unsold in last year’s player auction, Ishant has been in spectacular form in this seasons for the franchise – Delhi Capitals. The seasoned pacer has delivered a brilliant opening spell during Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals clash and returned with figures of 3/20 from his 3 overs. (SCORECARD)

The 30-year-old decimated Rajasthan’s top-order and picked up crucial wickets of opposition captain – Ajinkya Rahane, Liam Livingstone and Mahipal Lomror. With the new ball, Ishant has been the unsung hero of Delhi’s success in this season. In the ongoing edition, the Delhi-born pacer has scalped 10 wickets at a tidy economy of around 7. Despite his top efforts, the unforgiving social media world trolled Ishant and called his performance a fluke.

Here’s how the Twitter world reacted after Ishant’s fire at Kotla:


Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and elected to bat against Delhi Capitals in their last group stage game of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), here at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday.

Both the sides have made a couple of changes in their playing XIs. While Rajasthan have brought in Ish Sodhi and Krishnappa Gowtham in place of Steve Smith and Jaydev Unadkat, Delhi have Keemo Paul and Ishant Sharma come in place of Jagadeesha Suchith and Chris Morris.

After winning the toss, Rahane said – “We will bat first. The wicket looks dry, not sure how it will play, might get slower and slower, will look to put the runs on the board. For me, the team comes first, I respect their decisions, it’s a great challenge and it’s important to play well and win. We have a couple of changes, Ish Sodhi and Krishnappa Gowtham are in, for Smith and Unadkat. It’s all about giving our best”.

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer (C), Rishabh Pant (wk), Colin Ingram, Sherfane Rutherford, Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult.

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (wk), Liam Livingstone, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Mahipal Lomror, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas.