India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been riding high on confidence at the moment. He has been batting ever so well since he was given a chance to feature in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series. After when the first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha got injured, Rishabh Pant got a chance to play for Team India in the third and fourth Test match.
The 23-year-old grabbed the opportunity in both hands as he played to the best of his abilities. He scored a valiant 97 in the third Test at the SCG which ended in a draw. After that, he scored an unbeaten 89 to help India script history at the Gabba. India secured their second consecutive Test series win in Australia.
Pant earned the trust of the Indian team management and he deservedly earned his spot in the ongoing home series against England. The young wicketkeeper put up a great show with the bat in the first Test at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai by scoring 91 when all other batsmen failed to live up to their reputation.
In the second Test, he scored an unbeaten 58 in the first innings of the second Test. Pant took his batting to the next level by scoring one of the finest knocks in the fourth Test match at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. When the top-order failed to deliver the goods, it was Pant who carried the team on his shoulders and delivered the work when it mattered the most.
Rishabh Pant stuns everyone
When Rishabh Pant was batting on 89, he tried to be innovative by playing a creative reverse sweep shot. To be frank, not many batsmen have managed to play these sort of shots, especially against James Anderson. However, Pant did it with ease and scored a marvellous boundary. His spectacular shot stunned the cricket fraternity.
Pant went on to essay his third Test century. His innings was laced with 13 fours and 2 sixes and remained as the top run-scorer of India’s first innings. Washington Sundar scored 60 runs including 8 fours as India end Day 2 with 294/7. They are leading by 89 runs.