Rishabh Pant out: The Indian wicket-keeper batsman was looking good until he got dismissed at the Gabba today.
During the third day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia in Brisbane, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant continued the visiting batsmen’s trend of playing loose shots to gift their wickets away.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 56th over, Pant did play a couple of eye-catching shots to give hints of being in control at the Gabba. However, it was his attempt to be a tad too innovative which led to his dismissal.
It all happened on the third delivery of the 67th over when Pant looked at hitting a short Josh Hazlewood delivery over the slips for a boundary. Pant, whose bat’s face should’ve been facing skywards for playing that shot, had his bat facing the ground which worked against him.
Having sort of guided the ball to Australia all-rounder Cameron Green at gully, Pant witnessed Green grabbing a stunning catch as the ball went to him in a jiffy. Coming on the back of a breathtaking half-century at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Pant departed after scoring 23 (29) with the help of two fours.
After losing their sixth wicket in Pant, India are in a huge spot of bother. While Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur have played a few exceptional shots till now, a trail of more than 150 runs speaks of a difficult road ahead for the visitors.
Rishabh Pant out
Cameron Green said he’s never been a gully fielder … well, he’s not getting out of there any time soon!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 17, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— ICC (@ICC) January 17, 2021
A look at the wickets and you feel India has squandered a chance: Rohit Rahane Mayank Rishabh. One of them needed to carry on.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) January 17, 2021
RPant ends his innings today on 999 Test runs…
— Ric Finlay (@RicFinlay) January 17, 2021
Pant’s shot is okay?! At 186-5?! After he had two fours and a miss hit pull that was almost caught in the previous over?!
T20 series hi khel lo yaar!! https://t.co/jkBohU2D6B
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 17, 2021
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