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Rishabh Pant's Ruthless Century Against England in Test Summed Up With These Tweets

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Last Updated: July 02, 2022, 09:08 IST

Rishabh Pant played every shot in the book and beyond as he scored a brilliant hundred against England. (Twitter screengrab)

Rishabh Pant played every shot in the book and beyond as he scored a brilliant hundred against England. (Twitter screengrab)

Rishabh Pant along with Ravindra Jadeja pulled India out of dire straits and put the visiting country in England in a strong position on Day 1 of the fifth Test match.

Rishabh Pant looked for a single when there was none on the very first delivery he faced in the fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, leaving the opposing captain Ben Stokes amused. That was the approach Pant took when he came out to bat at number 5 when India were struggling at 64/3. That soon turned into 98/5 and the Indian balcony looked tense. With no worry in the world and Ravindra Jadeja at the other end providing a capable hand, Pant played like Pant. The young Indian wicketkepper-batter went on to scoring his his fifth Test century in as many as 89 deliveries.

Pant was eventually undone but the damage had been done as the cool customer stacked up 146 runs at a strike rate over 130, a knock that was laced with 20 fours and 4 sixes.

Sure enough, his incredible innings yielded some of the best reactions on Twitter, while others responded with memes.

Pant also broke MS Dhoni’s record of the fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test. Dhoni slammed a 93-ball century against Pakistan in 2006.

Also Read: IND vs ENG: Rishabh Pant Breaks MS Dhoni’s Record to Slam Fastest Test Century by an Indian Wicketkeeper

Pant also became the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to slam two centuries in a calendar year, interestingly the 24-year-old is the only one from the list to hit them on overseas soil. Earlier this year, he slammed a century against South Africa in Capetown.

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first published:July 02, 2022, 09:08 IST
last updated:July 02, 2022, 09:08 IST