‘You live by the sword, and you die by it’, the proverb suits Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, the most given how flamboyant his batting style is! The stylish left-hander got dismissed on 92 runs, again, against West Indies in the first session of play on Day 3 of the second Test match at Hyderabad.
Unfortunately, it is the second time that Pant has got on the same score in the series. West Indies vs India Series 2018, Read Live Cricket Score of 2nd Test Match and Summary Here.
Selected ahead of Dinesh Karthik and a recovering Wriddhiman Saha in the Test series, Rishabh Pant has proved his mettle by playing two stupendous knocks consecutively. It is still early days; however, the repertoire of his stroke-making is quite exquisite for a 21-year-old player.
If the match conditions in the first Test was about hitting every ball to the fence, the conditions in the second match were very different. Pant had the luxury to go from the first ball in the first match, whereas in the second match he had to play with calm and composure. #MeToo in Cricket: BCCI CEO Rahul Johri Accused of Sexual Assault.
In the first match at Rajkot, Pant scored a stylish 92, where he took only 84 balls to reach the nervous nineties. In his innings, he hit 8 fours, and 4 sixes and was seeming to score a hundred, before he threw his wicket to up the already-high ante!
In the second match at Hyderabad, Pant played patiently, and showed that he too had a different style of play and can adapt to the circumstances of the game. His fluent knock of 92, saw him play 132 deliveries in which he hit 11 fours, and 2 towering sixes. Virat Kohli’s Fan Who Invaded Pitch for Selfies With Indian Captain During 2nd Test Match Booked for Trespassing Into Cricket Ground.
In both the matches, Pant got to those shots which he will regret once he will be back in the dressing room watching replays. Those shots could have been played differently, and nobody better than him knows it. However, seeing how his batting style has been in the limited number of matches he has played, it was not something unpredictable.