Rishabh Pant, Indian wicket-keeper batsman has set a novel batting file in Australia by changing into the primary visiting batsman to attain over 25 runs in 9 consecutive innings.
Rishabh Pant went previous Wally Hammond (England), Rusi Surti (India) and Viv Richards (West Indies), who scored 25+ runs in eight consecutive innings.
Rishabh Pant Crosses 400 Run Mark In Australia
Through the third day’s play within the ongoing third Take a look at between India and Australia at Sydney Cricket Floor, Rishabh Pant surpassed one other milestone as he crossed the 400-run mark within the nation. Enjoying his ninth innings in Australia, he now averages over 58 within the nation. His solely century in Australia (159*) got here throughout the Sydney Take a look at of 2019 within the historic maiden Take a look at sequence win in Australia.
The wicket-keeper walked in to bat at 142/four after the run out of Hanuma Vihari and instantly counterattacked. He was hit on his elbow by a bumper, and submit that blow, he didn’t look snug. The teenager departed within the 88th over for a 67-ball 36, with 4 fours to his identify.
Rishabh Pant Dropped Two Catches Which Ought to Have Been Taken: Ricky Ponting
Ignored for the primary Take a look at at Adelaide Oval, Rishabh Pant changed Wriddhiman Saha for the Boxing Day Take a look at at Melbourne after India registered lowest ever rating of 36 in Adelaide. He contributed in India’s win by scoring a significant 29 within the first innings, a knock that performed a small half in India’s memorable win on the venue.
Nevertheless, the southpaw has been underneath hearth and criticism for his shoddy glovework. Earlier within the ongoing Sydney Take a look at, he dropped Will Puckovski twice because the debutant went on to register his maiden fifty.
Australian legend Ricky Ponting, who can be by the way Rishabh Pant’s coach at Delhi Capitals (DC) within the IPL, criticized the southpaw for his wicketkeeping, stating that no keeper has dropped as many catches since his debut.
“The one’s (dropped catches) at this time are two that must be taken, easy as that. It’s most likely fortunate for Rishabh that Pucovski didn’t go on and make a giant hundred or a double hundred and looking out on the wicket, it seems like an unbelievable floor,” Ricky Ponting instructed cricket.com.au.
India had been dismissed for 244 in reply to Australia’s 338. Australia are 81/2 in 2nd innings. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja had been hit whereas batting on the third day of Sydney Take a look at and had been subsequently taken for scans to find out the character of the harm. Whereas Rishabh Pant was hit on the left elbow, Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the left thumb however each of them batted with a bandage.