India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant against England on Friday. (Courtesy by BCCI/PTI Photo)
Rishab Pant recorded a wonderful hundred on Friday against England in
the ongoing match was acting as a savior at the World’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad to bail India out of trouble.
The youngster thrashed the England bowling line up on his home ground with a magnificent 101 runs off just 118 deliveries.
Former India captain Kris Srikkanth has lauded Rishabh Pant after seeing his immense ability with the bat by coming up with one of the best knocks of his short international career so far. He also mentioned that such kind of devastating inning is very rare by a batsman since Gilchrist.
On the second day, India had lost its early wicket on 24/1, later Pujara and Kohli drop their wickets in a quick interval. At a point when India was struggling at 80/4, Rishabh Pant walked in to bat with Rohit Sharma in the middle.
Since the very first he decided to play with his usual aggression even when India was on the stage of backfoot. He stitched his small partnerships first with Rohit Sharma, and then with Ashwin to take India in a stable stage.
The England bowlers, however, dominating on the field and picking up wickets at regular intervals, and reduced India to 146/6. Finally, with Washington Sundar, pant build a strong partnership and contributed a valuable 113runs to bail his India out of danger and got a touching distance of England’s first innings score.
He took only 82 balls to complete his half-century and just 33 more for his second fifty. Pant’s score was 94 when he went down on a single knee to Joe Root’s delivery and hit it over for a long six and reached his hundred in style.
His total century contains 13 fours, 2 maximum and this was his second ton against England moreover first on his home soil.
Former Indian opener Gavaskar on Friday praised Pant for the way he got his 3rd Test century and said, ‘this is the India that we all love’.
After Rishabh Pant lost his wicket to Anderson, his innings earned plenty of appreciation from previous Indian captain Kris Srikkanth. He even mentioned, this kind of terrific batting was rare since Gilly quit the game.