Young Rishabh Pant produced a sensational 43-ball 97 to guide Delhi Daredevils to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Gujarat Lions to keep their IPL play-off hopes alive on Thursday.The 19-year-old Pant butchered the Lions bowling attack with some power hitting, blasting six fours and nine sixes in his match-winning innings.The wicket-keeper batsman from Uttarakhand forged a 143-run partnership off 63 balls for the second wicket with Sanju Samson (61 off 31 balls) to take Daredevils on the threshold of victory.Pant hit three back-to-back sixes on one occasion and few overs later, bettered it by hitting four in four before finally falling for 97 off the bowling of Basil Thampi.His blistering innings was lauded in social media including the greats — Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who were bowled over by this knock.One of the best Innings I have seen in the IPL & that includes all 10 seasons. @RishabPant777 pic.twitter.com/SGv3YuXwJ5- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 4, 2017Love batsman with tremendous belief in themselves which is backed by a special ability for ball hitting.Extra Special today frm Rishabh Pant- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 4, 2017Rishabh pant,Sanju Samson …tonite wow..keep an eye on them teams …they are special..- Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) May 4, 2017Deserved a hundred @RishabPant777 fearless knock. Well played #III- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) May 4, 2017Crazy clean hitting! ??- Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) May 4, 2017This Rishabh Pant must see the ball before the bowler has conceived it. This is special. Take care of him.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 4, 2017Love watching @RishabPant777 what a talent ????????advertisement- Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) May 4, 2017
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