Ahmedabad: On the second day of the fourth Test between India and England (IND vs ENG), wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant showed his brilliant game and played an important role in giving Team India an edge against the British. After the match, he spoke openly about his century.
India’s troublesome batsman Rishabh Pant said on Friday that on most occasions he would get a chance to play his shots, but given the conditions of the match on March 5, he got the crease of Ahmedabad before playing strokes during his brilliant innings But had to spend more time.
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Rishabh Pant hit 13 fours and 2 sixes during his 118-ball 101-run knock on the second day of the fourth and last Test against England. Reverse sweep off James Anderson was his best shot of the day.
Stump about this particular stroke, Pant said, ‘You have to plan in advance for the reverse flick, but if luck is with you then you can take the risk. I used to get the opportunity to do it most of the time but I would get Seeing the situation, we had to move forward. I want to see the team win, and if the audience is entertained while doing so, then I am happy.
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Rishabh Pant came out to bat at a time when other Indian batsmen were finding it difficult to score runs on a difficult pitch. The 23-year-old player took time to settle down at the crease with great passion and then played aggressive shots. He completed his century by hitting a six off the ball of the daemonic base.
Till some time back Pant was criticized for playing irresponsible shots but he said that he had to be cautious given the circumstances of the match. Pant also said, ‘The team’s plan was to reach England’s total score of 206 runs and then as a batting unit, to score as many runs as they can.’
After the announcement of the stumps, batsman Rishabh Pant said, ‘If the bowlers are bowling well, then respect them and score one run, this was in my mind. I want to play according to the match situation and then take a shot after seeing the ball – this is the specialty of my game.
Pant shared a 113-run partnership with Washington Sundar (60 *) after a 41-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (49 runs). He said, ‘When I was at the crease with Rohit for batting, the plan was to have a partnership, that was the only thing on my mind. I was thinking that I would play my shots just after seeing the pitch.