Chennai: The fear of Team India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was clearly visible in England’s team. Given the dangerous batting of Rishabh Pant, the British had to change their planning against Team India in the Chennai Test, after which he was also criticized a lot.
England had to change planning
India’s first innings was reduced to 337 runs in response to England’s score of 578 runs. England had a chance to give India a follow-on, but the visiting team did not do so. Apart from this, England continued to bat until their team was all out in the second innings and did not declare innings.
Rishabh Pant changed the attitude of the match
After this, Joe Root was severely criticized that he did not declare England’s second innings and waited till the team was all out, but after defeating Team India by 227 runs in Chennai Test, England captain Joe Root expressed his fear Revealed Joe Root said, “If Rishabh Pant had batted a session, he would have changed the course of the match. I did not want the pressure to take wickets while stopping the score. I wanted the bowlers to focus only on wickets.
Root who was desperate for victory
Joe Root said, ‘Our focus was to create only 10 chances, for which we had to bowl in a good line. We could have declared the innings early, but I am glad we did not do so. I wanted to make sure that the match had only two possible outcomes. If we lost this match, it would have been a bad start.
Rishabh Pant did wonders in Australia
The route that scared Rishabh Pant’s batting was because the recently wicketkeeper batsman played a key role in India’s historic Test series victory in Australia. Rishabh Pant made a memorable victory by playing an unbeaten 89 in the deciding match of the Border Gavaskar Trophy Test Series played at Brisbane’s Gaba ground. India had chased a target of 328 runs.