On Thursday, he began with three boundaries off Siddharh Kaul's first three deliveries.
SRH coach Tom Moody had insisted that "players like Shikhar Dhawan don't just disappear off the face of Earth" on the eve of the game and the Delhi star chose the ideal setting to roar back into form after a disappointing outing in the IPL so far.
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But the next over changed that.
And Pant was involved in a awful mix-up that resulted in skipper Shreyas Iyer (3) getting run-out going for a non-existent single. The error made it three wickets gone for Delhi before even reaching the 50-run mark.
Pant's innings was something of a lone hand with few other highlights for the Daredevils though the left-hander will have to take some of the blame for that on his own shoulders as he was twice involved in silly run outs that sent back skipper Shreyas Iyer (3) and Harshal Patel (24).
"I was just trying to see the ball and hit it clean". He then continued to dominate his position on the field as he smashed four sixes and as many fours in the next four overs as he approached his century.
Quinton de Kock (23 years and 122 days) and David Warner (23 years and 153 days) are fourth and fifth respectively in the list of youngest IPL centurions. Throughout his overwhelming shift, Pant has done many records together. Which he did by smashing Bhuvneshwar.
Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson shared an unbeaten 176-run stand to overshadow a breathtaking hundred from Rishabh Pant as Hyderabad sailed into the T20 play-offs with a commanding nine-wicket victory over Delhi on Thursday. Does Delhi has the daredevilry to win this one from their guests?
Tomorrow, Rajasthan Royals will take on Chennai Super Kings at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.