Rishabh Pant is a well known notorious player. The Delhi lad always makes up to the headlines for all the hilarious things and he has made this a habit. One such incident happened on the second day of the first test match between England and India. The Indian wicket-keeper was doing a great job but Rishabh Pant messed up a little before they went for a lunch break.
In the 151st over, Ollie Pope was the batsman on strike and he played a slog sweep in Ravichandran Ashwin’s over and the ball went over Pant’s head. Without any clue about the ball, Rishabh was found searching the ball on the opposite side as Rohit Sharma who was near, picked up the ball near the stumps. This made the commentators and Indian players laugh.
The England team started their day 2 with the same energy as the day before. The arena witnessed a sublime batting performance by England. Ben Stokes who was new to the field started scoring for fun along with Joe Root. The duo didn’t find any difficulty in scoring and kept the opposition bowlers restless.
Rishabh Pant Searching the Ball
On the second day of the first test fixture, entertainment was guaranteed in all aspects. Joe Root’s double century and all the lower middle order batsman roasting team India. The Indian players seemed frustrated as it became a bit harder as England ended another day in the batting side.
Root’s Brilliant Double Century
Recently, Root has been performing extraordinarily well. He picked up a hundred in his 100th test fixture. The Englishman handled the pressure quite well on Day 2 with 100% efficiency. This was quite a threat for the men in blue. He built up a partnership with Stokes in the first session and scored nearly 150 runs. He scored his fifth double century in Tests after his six in Ashwin’s over.
Team England Ended on 555/8; What’s awaiting for Rishabh Pant & Co?
This incident happened after the dismissal of Root and Stokes. India managed to put a full stop to the free flowing run rate of England. The Indian players were engaged in picking up a wicket till the end of the day as there was a considerable contribution from Pope, Buttler, and Bess who played in the lower middle order. England completed their day at 555/8 at the end of 180 overs. Bess and Leach sustained without getting out at 28 and 6 respectively.
Things turned out opposite since the visitors didn’t declare their innings when it was expected. However, they declared after scoring 500+ runs.