Twitter reactions on Rishabh Pant’s second Test century: Twitter celebrates vividly as the Indian wicket-keeper scored his second Test century.
During the second day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Sydney, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored his second Test hundred, aiding India to score a dominating total in the first innings.
The fact that Pant has scored a Test hundred each in England and Australia within months from his Test debut speaks highly about his potential. The current Test series also seems to have come as a learning curve for the 21-year old cricketer.
From being criticized due to his reckless shot selection in the first couple of matches to being lauded after becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a Test century in Australia, perhaps Pant has grown immensely as a cricketer.
Pant came in to bat at No. 7 in the 103rd over of the Indian innings. An 89-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the sixth wicket saw Pant scoring runs at a brisk rate, something which didn’t let buckle down after the fall of Hanuma Vihari.
A mere nine deliveries after Pujara got out, Pant ran a single off Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon to complete his half-century. Pant remained unbeaten on 88 at Tea only to come out to achieve the milestone in the last session.
On the second delivery of the 150th over, Pant heaved a Marnus Labuschagne delivery through the deep mid-wicket region to complete his second Test century. The southpaw moved from 50 to 100 at a strike rate nearly touching 100.
Pant’s smashing knock saw him accumulating loads of praises on social media platform Twitter. Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on him below:
No. of Test centuries outside Asia:
Rishabh Pant – 2
MS Dhoni – 0
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) January 4, 2019
Who would have thought that Rishab Pant would score more runs than Virat Kohli in the series? Or be the second-highest run-getter?
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) January 4, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 4, 2019
hundreds in england & australia in his first few months of test cricket, a bunch of catches and exceptional babysitting skills – rishabh pant has to be among the most productive 21-year olds around #AUSvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) January 4, 2019
Top innings by @RishabPant777. His talent is undoubted but have enjoyed his composure and the manner in which he has built his innings. Still got there in 137 balls! In a couple of years, he will be India’s no 6.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 4, 2019
The first Indian keeper to make a Test 💯 in Australia.
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 4, 2019
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) January 4, 2019
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) January 4, 2019
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 4, 2019
Hundreds by India’s WKs outside Asia:
118 Vijay Manjrekar v WI, 1959
115*Ajay Ratra v WI, 2002
104 Wriddhiman Saha v WI, 2016
114 Rishabh Pant v Eng, 2018
100*RISHABH PANT v Aus, 2019#AUSvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) January 4, 2019
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) January 4, 2019
Rishabh Pant in this Test series: 218* runs and 20* catches.
He is the first wicketkeeper from Asia with 200+ runs and 20+ dismissals in a Test series. #AUSvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) January 4, 2019
Tim Paine – Big MS Dhoni is back in the one day squad. We might get this bloke down at the Hurricanes
Rishabh Pant – pic.twitter.com/5mNY1AGF15
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 4, 2019
The first Asia WK to hold 250+ runs and 20 catches,n now he has scored a ton, Rishabh Pant outscored Kohli in this series,This is the reason India is 2-1 up,”Team”performance always matters.Well done Young lad,u r on the way to become the best IND keepar-batsman. #AUSvIND #Pant pic.twitter.com/SWnJ482TKI
— Saurabh Tripathi (@BeingShubh55555) January 4, 2019
Rishabh Pant last 10 digs at Test level: (most recent to least)
111not, 33, 39, 30, 36, 28, 25, 92, 92, 114… becomes first Asian keeper to score a Test century in Australia #AUDvIND
— Corbin Middlemas (@CorbinMiddlemas) January 4, 2019
Dhoni : Tell me a joke
Rishabh Pant : Overseas hundred
Dhoni : Didn’t get it.
Rishabh Pant : Exactly !😂
— Shivam Sharma (@Oye_Jahazi) January 4, 2019