Watch: Pant operates drone camera to scare Kohli; video goes viral
India’s young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has thoroughly established himself as an indispensable asset to the team’s set-up. He played ever so well in the Border Gavaskar Trophy series where he scored 97 and unbeaten 89 in the third and fourth Test respectively.
He continued his rich vein of form in the Test series against England by scoring a fantastic 91 in the first Test at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. He played quite well even in the second Test match where he scored an unbeaten 58.
Meanwhile, Pant is gearing up for the third Test match against England which is scheduled to be held tomorrow at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The world’s largest cricket stadium will witness a spectacle as fans will turn up in numbers to watch the day-night pink-ball Test.
Rishabh Pant scares Virat Kohli
Ahead of the third Test at Motera, the 23-year-old Pant was spotted having some quality time in the nets. The wicketkeeper had some fun by operating the spidey drone camera in the stadium. In doing so, Indian captain Virat Kohli got scared as he gave a priceless expression when the drone came close to him.
The video clip posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India Twitter handle shows Pant steering drone camera close to Virat Kohli. The video clip has gone viral on social media portals.
BCCI had posted the clip on their official Twitter handle with the caption: “Pulls off brilliant catches & stumpings Hits big sixes with ease @RishabhPant17 now has some fun with the drone camera.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 23, 2021
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant tweeted that he terms the drone camera ‘Spidey’ which he is his new friend. “I’ve spent a lot of time behind the stumps, thought of taking in a new view at the nets today! Meet my new friend, I call him spidey,” Pant tweeted.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) February 22, 2021
England won the first Test by 227 runs while India bounced back in the second Test with a 317-run win over the visitors. The third and fourth Test will be played in Ahmedabad. The last two Tests hold the key as there is ICC WTC final at stake. India should win the series by 3-1 or 2-1 in order to stand a chance of making it to the final.
India squad for 3rd and 4th Tests vs England:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav.