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IPL 2022: Mohsin Khan reveals how he bluffed Rishabh Pant on KL Rahul’s instructions in the game against DC

Mohsin Khan cleaned up Rishabh Pant when the DC skipper was looking very dangerous

The Lucknow Supergiants fast bowler Mohsin Khan has revealed how he actually set up the Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant and took his wicket at a very crucial juncture of the game at Wankhede stadium yesterday.

As Rishabh Pant was spending more time at the crease and was striking the ball well, the LSG skipper KL Rahul knew the left hander could take the game away from LSG very, very quickly because of his striking power, even though LSG had put a big total of 195 on the board.

So, KL brought Mohsin Khan back into the attack and set the field for back of length deliveries to give Rishabh the impression that the ball wouldn’t be pitching anywhere close to him and he can hang back and play the backfoot shots.


Mohsin bowled exactly the kind of length for which the field was set for the first four balls of his over, but he revealed that KL Rahul told him to bowl full to Pant the next ball, even though the field was set for short balls, because KL thought Pant wouldn’t be ready for a full ball at all.

And, that’s what exactly happened. As Mohsin Khan went slightly fuller, it caught Rishabh Pant by surprise because he was hanging back waiting for a shorter length. Pant ended up playing all around that fuller delivery and was cleaned up.

Mohsin Khan found the gap between Rishabh Pant’s bat and pad

Since Pant was hanging back and there was no foot movement forward, he couldn’t get close to the pitch of that fuller delivery bowled by Mohsin Khan and the ball went through the huge gap between bat and pad to disturb the timber behind him.


That dismissal proved to be huge in the context of the game as Delhi Capitals capitulated after that and although Axar Patel put up a bit of a fight towards the end, Delhi still fell 6 runs short of what seemed like a very achievable target at one point of time.

Mohsin Khan was declared the man of the match for his outstanding bowling figures of 4 for 16 in his 4 overs.



I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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