India’s young and talented keeper–batsman Rishabh Pant has been the reason behind many mauling in Test cricket lately, on Friday, Pant once again turned out to be a savior for team India as he gave a powerful performance against England.
Well, on Day 2 of the ongoing fourth and the last test match, Rishabh single-handedly stole the show with his stunning performance with the bat and also put the host back in the driver’s seat to dominate the game. As India’s innings kickstarted, India lost three quick wickets, it seemed like England had an upper hand in the ongoing game, however, Washington Sundar and Pant joined hands to turn the tables for team India.
How good is he? Unbelievable..what a knock under pressure…not the first time and won't be the last time..will be an all time great in all formats in the years to come.keep batting in this aggressive manner .thats why will be match winner and special..@bcci @RishabhPant17 pic.twitter.com/1cRmnSw5ZB
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) March 5, 2021
The left-hander impressed one and all with his knock of 101 runs off just 118 balls as he smashed the bowlers to all the corners of the ground. His stunning knock was laced with 13 fours and 2 sixes in his innings, to help team India end their day with their scorecard reading 294/7.
All thanks to the stunning knock of Pant, team India have gained an upper hand on the second day Infact, Pant’s confidence exuded out in the middle and he even reverse swept pace bowling legend James Anderson for a boundary and that became the highlight of his knock.
Meanwhile, as soon as his knock came to an end, social media was soon flooded with reactions. From cricketers, experts to fans, everyone took to their social media to applaud the performance of the young Indian keeper-batsman.
Here, check out the 10 viral tweets on Pant’s stunning performance. Have a look:
Scored 97 at SCG and gave India a chance in that Test. Played arguably one of the finest innings at The Gabba – 89* in a run-chase. Played a counterattacking 91 in Chennai & scored a fifty in 2nd Test. Key knock here. Rishabh Pant has matured a lot as a Test cricketer.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 5, 2021
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 5, 2021
In a matter of three months, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant have become India’s batting saviours. There is so much of application and responsibility in their approach #INDvsENG
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) March 5, 2021
You look at the maturity and game awareness that 23-year-old Rishabh Pant and 21-year-old Washington Sundar (21) have shown with the bat over the last two months & wonder if we’re looking at the future Test captain & vice-captain #INDvENG
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) March 5, 2021
🎶 Spiderman Spiderman
Tune churaaya mere dil ka chain🎶
Spiderman Rishabh Pant to the rescue with another match turning innings. pic.twitter.com/88H5oykYUm
— The Joker 🃏 (@Joker122018) March 5, 2021
Very much feels like Rishabh Pant is playing back-to-back series-winning innings#INDvENG
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) March 5, 2021
— jd (@j_dhillon7) March 5, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 5, 2021
Rishabh Pant’s father bought him a $250 bat when he was eight. His mother wasn’t too happy at the hole it put in the family’s savings, as they shared one room in Roorkee. Fast forward 15 years and Rishabh is reversing Jimmy Anderson with the new ball. Money well spent. #INDvENG
— Sam Landsberger 🗯 (@SamLandsberger) March 5, 2021