Watch: Pant urges Rahane to take DRS; Rohit laughs him off
Rishabh Pant became the talk of the down after his onfield batting exploits against Australia during the third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Although he missed out on scoring a century by just 3 runs, his knock in the fourth innings will surely go down as the best in his Test career.
When India were chasing 407, Aussies removed Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Coming in at No.5, Pant was under serious pressure. However, he held his nerves and played a fearless brand of cricket by taking the bowling attack to the cleaners.
The left-handed batsman made a candid knock of 97 and helped India set a solid platform in the run-chase. After he got out, the likes of Ravi Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari showed sensational defiance in the middle-order as India settled for a draw.
Pant urges Rahane to take DRS
During the fourth and final Test match in Brisbane at The Gabba, India’s young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant made the headlines after he appealed to the umpire thinking that Tim Paine got an inside edge off T Natarajan’s bowling.
During the 84th over, T Natarajan bowled at the right line and the Australian Test captain tried to play a shot but he missed the ball in the follow-through. Meanwhile, Pant felt that there was a clear edge as he confidently appealed to the umpire.
Interestingly, only Pant alone was appealing to the umpire and no other cricketer in the slip cordon moved one bit. While Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma knew it was not out in the first place, Pant was still adamant and urged the stand-in captain to take DRS.
However, Team India didn’t take the review. Meanwhile, India’s vice Test captain Rohit Sharma saw the funny side of the incident as he was seen hilariously laughing at Pant. Australian media handle cricket.com.au posted the video on Twitter and the video went viral in no time.
Watch the video below:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2021
Meanwhile, Tim Paine went on to score a brilliant fifty and fell prey to Shardul Thakur’s bowling on Day 2. Paine’s partner Cameron Green also got out after making 47 as wickets kept on falling in regular intervals. Australia were bundled out for 369. The debutants namely Thakur, Sundar and Natarajan picked 3 wickets apiece.