India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant played one of the purest knocks in the ongoing T20I series against the West Indies. During the second T20I at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Pant absolutely smoked the West Indies’ bowlers with relative ease.
The southpaw was looking to punish every single opportunity that came on his way. He went on to play a marathon knock that helped the team add runs at a faster rate. Pant scored at a sensational strike rate of 185.71.
During his stay at the crease, the southpaw hammered a flurry of seven boundaries and a six. The wicketkeeper-batsman remained not out till the end and helped India post 186/5 in 20 overs. Commentators, former cricketers and fans praised Pant for his spectacular innings.
Rishabh Pant plays a helicopter shot during the second T20I
The T20I format is the most entertaining format in the world without the shadow of any doubt. The game has witnessed batsmen playing tricky or innovative shots. At the same time, it has also witnessed some extraordinary shots as well.
During the second T20I against West Indies, Rishabh Pant reminded us of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The southpaw unleashed a helicopter shot off his blade as he emulated MS Dhoni’s trademark helicopter shot. The video clip has gone viral on the internet.
Watch the video:
Hitting six with one hand is art then Rishab pant is Picasso of it !#IndvsWIpic.twitter.com/KGBgYzlV9E
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On the other hand, West Indies fell short of the target as they lost the game by 8 runs. The likes of Nicholas Pooran (62) and Rovman Powell (68) provided a glimmer of hope to the West Indies. However, the Indian bowlers ensured to restrict the opposition to 178/3 in 20 overs. India won the series by 2-0.