Rishabh Pant Gave A Hilarious Reply To Why He Scores Heavily Against England
Rishabh Pant notched up his fifth Test ton when on Friday he took apart the English bowling attack in their home conditions at Edgbaston, and propelled India from a precarious position to one where they could actually set up a victory. Pant’s blitz which yielded him 146 runs off only 111 balls included him walloping …
Rishabh Pant notched up his fifth Test ton when on Friday he took apart the English bowling attack in their home conditions at Edgbaston, and propelled India from a precarious position to one where they could actually set up a victory.
Pant’s blitz which yielded him 146 runs off only 111 balls included him walloping 20 fours and 4 oomph-filled sixes before finally succumbing to one shot too many against off-spinner Joe Root.
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3 of his 5 Test tons have came against England, including his first one on his debut trip in 2018. Aside from the these, the 24-year-old has also scored 91, 58*, and 50 against the Three Lions.
During the post-day press conference, when asked why he scores heavily against England, with a smile Pant hilariously said: “Opposition toh pasand hai actually, (I do like playing against the opposition),” following up with a more serious tone, “but in every match, I try and give my 100 per cent and I focus on my cricket, nothing else, and the results follow.”
What did Pant and Jadeja discuss about
India were pushed back early by the English pacers – James Anderson bagged three while Matthew Potts took two, leaving the visitors tottering at 98/5 when Ravindra Jadeja joined Pant in the middle.
In contrasting manners, both hurt the hosts – Pant with his free-flowing strokes and frequent boundaries while Jadeja with his composure and stoicism as the pair conjured up a stand of 222 runs stand off 239 balls. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 off 163 balls with India’s total at stumps 338/7.
When asked what was the discussion between him and Jadeja, Pant said that their main focus was to only build a partnership and not let an individual take up the pressure.
“The discussion was to build a partnership (when Jadeja joined him at the crease). In the team meetings also, we do talk about this; when there is pressure not to take it individually, but look at it from a team’s perspective and start building small partnerships.
“The pressure was there after we lost 3-4 wickets early on, but if you focus on the pressure, you might not get the result; so, I try to focus on the process and I am getting the results,” said Pant.