Twitter reactions on Rishabh Pant’s quickfire half-century: Fans on Twitter were gleeful after Rishabh Pant scored a half-century against West Indies.
During the second day of the first Test between India and West Indies at Rajkot, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a quickfire half-century to start the second day on an affirmative note for his team.
Pant, who turned 21 yesterday, had come out to bat at No. 6 in the 84th over yesterday. After remaining unbeaten on 17 (21), Pant took on the opposition bowlers today morning. He was his prototypical self from the first ball, not taking much time to settle down on a fresh day.
On the first ball which he faced today, Pant scored a sublime flick through the leg-side to make his intentions clear. After the scoring the odd-boundary in the next few overs, Pant scored a four and a six off consecutive balls against Keemo Paul to bring up his half-century.
Pant scored another four and six off Roston Chase in the next over and continued the trend in the next Devendra Bishoo over. At one point in time, it appeared as if he would overdo his captain Virat Kohli in terms of scoring a century.
However, Kohli completed his century before Pant, who eventually ended up without getting to his century. On the first delivery of the 109th over, in a bid to play a slog sweep over deep mid-wicket, Pant sliced a Bishoo googly to the short third-man fielder.
There is no hiding to the fact that Pant played a few loose shots during his innings. For a player who belts the bowling attack apart from the word go, you expect some loose shots being played. It was such a shot which ended his innings and denied him a chance to score consecutive centuries. But, such is the ramification for being a hard-hitting batsman.
Pant’s entertaining innings saw him receiving numerous reactions on social media platform Twitter. Read some of them below:
Rishabh Pant falls eight short of his second Test century, but India are in complete control in Rajkot in the first #INDvWI Test.
— ICC (@ICC) October 5, 2018
There’s a reason why Virat Kohli’s conversion rate is so staggering. He doesn’t throw it away. Just doesn’t.
Rishabh Pant should have taken a leaf from his book when batting with him. Or now… kicking himself in the dressing room. Don’t throw Test hundreds away! #IndvWI
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) October 5, 2018
his birthday was yesterday but Rishabh Pant is celebrating it today #INDvWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) October 5, 2018
Is it a good time to remind you that the only Indian in the top 10 list of fastest scorers at the death in T20 cricket is Rishabh Pant?
In the last 3 years, he scores at 190 SR. Not in the ODI side, not in the T20 side.
— Alagappan V (@IndianMourinho) October 5, 2018
Got his first Test run with the six
Got his Test Century with the six
Got his Test fifty with the six
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 5, 2018
In 2018 Test matches, Rishabh Pant scores at 4.52rpo.
In 2018 ODIs, MS Dhoni scores at 4.04rpo.#INDvWI
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) October 5, 2018
Kohli was on 67 when Rishabh Pant scored his first run. What domination by Pant #IndvWI
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 5, 2018
The day is not far when we’ll see Rishabh Pant in the limited overs side. #IndvWI
— Jaanvi 🏏 (@ThatCricketBuff) October 5, 2018
Rishabh Pant is the first Indian player to get dismissed in the nervous 90s in his maiden Test innings in India. #INDvWI
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) October 5, 2018
Rishabh Pant attitude is more suitable as opener not as lower order batsmen
— Ganesh R Bharadwaj (@GaneshaRavindra) October 5, 2018
Cricket has got Sehwag, Afridi, ABD, Yuvraj, Gayle, Macculum many more and now Rishabh Pant. The upcoming sixer king. Superb approach it was !#INDvWI
— Er Md Azharuddin (@azhar4_official) October 5, 2018
Heartbreak for Rishabh Pant who is dismissed on 92 trying to a play big shot but what an entertaining knock this has been!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 5, 2018