It was an incident from the first Test between India and England. Rishabh Pant, who earlier on Day 3 put Twitter in a fix – trolls coming all the way at him – owing to some wicket-keeping blunders, later compensated with a surreal counterattack. Now, in the second Test, he has once again made an impact, not just with the bat but the gloves too.
Twitterati went on hot and cold on Pant within two hours in the first match. That was when he missed a leisurely stumping. For that, the Gabba hero was slammed. However, his batting won him some praises. It was, as he kept stepping out and taking Jack Leach outside the park.
What Rishabh Pant Did In The Second Match That Will Get Him A Lot More Praises Now
Rishabh Pant has been known as one entertaining figure in the current Indian dressing room. Whether it is for his chattering behind the stumps or the unorthodox batting style. The 23-year-old has time and again garnered the spotlight.
This time it was for a brilliant catch that he took to dismiss Ollie Pope. Already, in the first innings, he ended the batting on a high. However, this catch would have given him much more confidence behind the stumps.
What a catch from Rishabh Pant 😳😳
What a player he is 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/dLt8udqNoH
— middle stump (@middlestump4) February 14, 2021
Let’s see if this confidence can guide Team India to a win. The fans will be hoping so for sure. They will want to beat England and take revenge, after the loss in the first game.
Catch No.2 🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/NJZWKm8eEj
— rizwan (@rizwan68301915) February 14, 2021
What Next For The Delhi-Based Wicket-Keeper And Team India?
Taking off where he left at Gabba, the Delhi player started going after the spinners in the first game. He batted fairly well in the second game too. Now, the team will need some quick runs from him once again. That is, as they look to dominate England in Chennai.
Let’s see if things work out for Virat Kohli and co. If they want to make it to the final of the World Test Championship, they can’t afford to lose a single match. Let’s see how they take things from this point in time. There are still three days of cricket left in this game and anything can still happen.
One can’t underestimate the English side, after the performance that they put in the first match. Even the Indian players would be wary of that for sure.
I have enjoyed these two catches from Rishabh Pant as much as I have enjoyed his batting….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 14, 2021
Some Of The Praises That Rishabh Pant Got After The Last Game Incidents
Gaurav Kapoor said, “Never a dull moment when Rishabh Pant is around.
Isa Guha added, “Rishabh Pant is good for Test cricket #INDvENG”
“Exciting for me & many others but I guess many @bcci fans are behind the sofa 🤦🏾♂️ fingers open & cheering when he hits the boundary but how long will it last? 🤷🏾♂️”
“6,6,1,6,1,1,6,1 by Rishabh Pant vs Leach – 28 runs from just 8 balls – this started when India was 94 for 4.