Along with the feisty batting, continuous chitter-chatter and unbelievable acrobatics Rishabh Pant showcased throughout the fourth Test match at Ahmedabad, the wicketkeeper-batsman ended his note in the series with a hilarious answer to commentator and expert Harsha Bhogle. The incident happened when Bhogle commented on Pant’s parallel commentary behind the stumps. The cricket star was presented with the man of the match trophy for a brilliant century.
A 23-year-old explosive Delhi batsman, who was asked to fill the larger than life gloves of MS Dhoni at the dawn of his career. Pressure is the least of his problems, as he helped win the cricket match single handedly. Battling expectations, fighting odds and overcoming the lows all in his four year old career, Pant has emerged as the next big thing in Indian cricket – a soon to be legend, experts say. Rishabh, on Friday became the only other wicketkeeper other than Aussie great Adam Gilchrist, to have scored a Test ton in England, Australia and England.
His 101 run knock off 118 balls came when India were put in a fix by Ben Stokes and the other English bowlers, reduced to 146-6. He then stitched a century stand with another youngster Washington Sundar and helped India stretch the lead to over 150 runs. Sundar himself remained unbeaten at 96 – his best so far.
What Rishabh Pant Said In His Post-Match Interview?
However, Pant being Pant, after receiving the award for his hundred gave a snappy answer to Harsha Bhogle when the latter said, “Hume log keh rahe hai ki Pant ki keeping mein commentary band karo.” (Translation: We feel like stopping commentary while Rishabh Pant is keeping). Pant was quick to hit back saying, “Sir ye compliment to theek hai but aap log improve karo fir thoda apna.” (Translation: Sir, if it is a compliment then it is okay. But still you guys, improve your commentary).
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Bhogle could only laugh, looking at Pant steal the spotlight once again. It was because of combined efforts of Pant, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma that India managed to win the fourth Test match by an innings and 25 runs. While Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his eighth man of the series award, Pant was awarded with the man of the match.
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While receiving the trophy, Rishabh Pant also threw light on the way he reverse-flicked – Jimmy Anderson – arguably the best swing bowler in the current Test scene.
“I think the drills have helped, and my confidence has helped, transferring it from my batting to my keeping. This was a very important innings, especially with the team under pressure. We were in a tough situation at 146-6 and there is nothing better than performing when the team needs you the most. If I get the chance to reverse-flick a fast bowler again, I definitely would.”
After listening to his hilarious reply to Bhogle, some fans took on Twitter.
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What Joe Root Said About Rishabh Pant; What Next For Team India?
The opposition skipper Joe Root also praised the glovesman’s efforts both with the bat and behind the stumps.
“Rishabh Pant is a difficult player to keep quiet, we came across some brilliant batting. The way he bats is difficult to build the pressure – it requires skills to pull off reverse sweep in a test and it was very brave from him.”
The English skipper said it perfectly and this would have paved the path for some youngsters, who are inspiring to do good. Rishabh Pant did a great job by scoring some crucial runs for Team India. He did it once again in a crucial situation, like he did on the tour to Australia.
This has helped him cement himself as a top batsman in international cricket. Let’s wait and watch if he can make a name for himself in the upcoming IPL or not. For now, Rishabh Pant will be rested for the upcoming limited overs series against England.
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