Rishabh Pant does somersault: The Indian wicket-keeper successfully performed the somersault during his heroic innings at SCG.
During the second day of the fourth Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Sydney, India wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was seen putting on display a somersault in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Pant, who became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in Australia, engaged himself in the acrobatic activity during one of the drink breaks. In a sitting position, Pant lied down only to turn his head over heels in the air to land on his feet.
The video was uploaded by Cricket Australia in a GIF format on their official Twitter handle. Apart from his batting, wicket-keeping and banter, his somersault has become another source of entertainment fans around the globe.
Talking of Pant’s batting, the 21-year old southpaw scored his second Test century to bolster India to a formidable total. The notion regarding India batting Australia out of the match have already begun. The same was chiefly possible due to Pant and India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja sharing a 204-run partnership for the seventh wicket.
As Jadeja lost his stumps in the attempt of hitting Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon out of the park, it saw India declaring their innings on 622-7 in 167.2 overs. While Cheteshwar Pujara remained the top-scorer for India, Pant ended up scoring 159* (189) with the help of 15 fours and a six.
Watch the video below:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 4, 2019
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Pant below:
We’ve got Pant
I just don’t think you’ll understand
He’ll hit you for a six
He’ll babysit your kids
We’ve got Rishab Pant
.#BharatArmySongBook @RishabPant777 #BharatArmy #TeamIndia #12thMan #WeveGotPant #COTI 🇮🇳👶🍼 pic.twitter.com/ZiXaPWqi6M
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) January 4, 2019
Tremendous innings from @RishabPant777 159* 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏏
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) January 4, 2019
Top innings from Rishab Pant. He has warmed up nicely for the ODI series to follow, India should look to…oh wait.. #AUSvIND
— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) January 4, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) January 4, 2019
Rishabh Pant’s 159* is the second-highest Test score by a visiting wicketkeeper in Australia, behind only ABdV’s 169 in Perth, 2012 #AUSvIND
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) January 4, 2019