COLUMBIA, SC – NOVEMBER 02: A general view of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 2, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)With South Carolina and Georgia preparing for an absolute showdown this Saturday, college football fans will have the opportunity to get their first taste of real SEC football in 2018. Although the Gamecocks are clearly underdogs for this upcoming matchup, they gave perfect bulletin board material to the Bulldogs this week.Facing another ranked opponent provides enough motivation in itself, but South Carolina star Deebo Samuel decided to pour gasoline on the fire with his latest comments. When asked about his potential clash with Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, Samuel decided to reignite their rivalry.Instead of actually talking about his opponent, Samuel answered with a simple jab, saying “Who?”???? pic.twitter.com/SfhJedV7Zy— Bryce Dixon (@dixonbryce) September 5, 2018Samuel’s production on the field certainly allows him to trash talk, as the talented wideout opened the season with seven receptions for 56 receiving yards and a touchdown. Nonetheless, it’s extremely hard to ignore his competition across the field in Baker.The All-SEC cornerback passed up on the chance to enter the NFL after his junior season, which means he’s determined to finish strong at Georgia. At this point in the year, Baker is projected to be an early first-round selection.If he wasn’t already prepared to shutdown Samuel on Saturday, then this latest dig will certainly have him ready for action.Deebo Samuels when asked about Deandre Baker:“Who?”South Carolina has It coming. Ask every team that trash talked Georgia last year.Keep talking.— blakejmorgan (@blakejmorgann) September 5, 2018Georgia and South Carolina will feature tons of premier talent, but none will standout more than Samuel and Baker.
view more view less Rajarshi Gupta JaipurApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 23, 2019 00:27 IST Rishabh Pant smashed a match-winning 78* off 36 balls against Rajasthan Royals on Monday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named man-of-the-match after his unbeaten 78 helped DC crush RRPant’s form had dipped after a 78 not out vs Mumbai Indians a month agoPant conceded the World Cup selection had played on his mindRishabh Pant hit an unbeaten 78 off 36 balls as Delhi Capitals crushed Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets to top the points table in the 2019 Indian Premier League. Pant had smashed an unbeaten 78 off 27 balls against Mumbai Indians on March 24 but had since seen a dip in form.To make matters worse for Rishabh Pant, he was omitted from India’s World Cup squad after he failed to grab his chances. In between those two 78 not outs, Pant was often criticised for his shot-selection. With scores of 25, 11, 39, 5, 18, 46, 23, 7 and 6, he was not doing what was expected of him. RR vs DC Report | HighlightsRishabh Pant finally found his mojo a week after India announced their 15-man World Cup squad. Up against the Royals, Pant walked out to bat at a critical juncture in a crucial chase of 192.With Prithvi Shaw, Pant added 84 for the 3rd wicket and his innings was studded with 6 fours and 4 sixes. Delhi Capitals Ricky Ponting said India had made a mistake by not taking Pant to the World Cup.What a win this for @DelhiCapitals against the Rajasthan Royals pic.twitter.com/dGTz9UM598IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 22, 2019Rishabh Pant admitted he was thinking of the World Cup selection even as DC continued their march to the top of the table.”Feels really good to make your team win a crucial match,” Pant told the broadcaster after winning the man-of-the-match.”I won’t lie that the thought wasn’t running through my mind, but I just focus on my process and that’s all I was thinking of,” he said.advertisementDelhi Capitals also benefitted from Shikhar Dhawan’s rapid fifty at the top. Obviously, skipper Shreyas Iyer was a happy man and said he was thrilled with the way the batting group was beginning to click.”We are happy with our team is going. The positivity is spreading in the camp. Ricky tells us that batsman who get start should bat for a long time.”Rishabh took that initiave and batted till the end. In the previous match, I was there till the end and Shikhar did it too in one match,” Iyer said after DC won.Also Read | 17-year-old Riyan Parag celebrates 1st IPL wicket with Bihu danceAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow Delhi CapitalFollow Rajasthan RoyalsFollow 2019 IPL No data available! graphs advertisement commentary World Cup selection played on my mind: Rishabh Pant after destroying RRIPL 2019: Rishabh Pant said the World Cup selection did play on his mind after his aggressive 78 not out helped Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals and move to the top of the 2019 Indian Premier League points table scorecard