Rishabh Pant played a solid tackle in the decisive final match of the three-match test series against South Africa. This entry came at a time when he was badly needed by the India team. Thanks to their century innings, the Indian team managed to keep the target of 212 runs.
In the second innings of the Cape Town Test, the Indian team had lost their 4 wickets for 58 runs. In such a difficult situation, Rishabh Pant scored a century. He remained undefeated in 100 of 139 balls. Rishabh held one winger and brought the team within 200. From Sachin to Sehwag, he has become a fan of his tackles. Former cricketers have shared their reactions on social media in this way.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar wrote: ‘Unbeatable innings from Rishabh Pant in a tough situation! Sparkly.’ Sehwag tweeted: ‘Incredible century of Rishabh Pant. Only two other batsmen reached double figures. He single-handedly kept India in the game. He is not only the X factor but also one of India’s best match winning players in Test cricket.
Simply an outstanding blow @ RishabhPant17 at a crucial stage!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 13, 2022
amazing since #RishabhPant Only two other batters reached double fingers and single-handedly kept India in the game. Not just a former factor, but one of India’s biggest match winners in test cricket. pic.twitter.com/8FqX1FrIIK
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 13, 2022
Aakash Chopra tweeted: ‘Pant is a special player. Best Test Entries at Gabba in 2021 and now he played some other brilliant Entries here. Without this input from Pant, there would have been no challenge in this match.
Rishabh Pant is a special player … he played an Indian’s best test hit in 2021 (Gabba). And here, he has touched another jewel. It wasn’t even a contest without Pant’s contribution. #SAvInd
– Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 13, 2022
Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan said: ‘The reason we keep talking about Pant so much is his ability to play game-changing tackles! Fantastic 100.’
The reason we keep talking so highly of #trousers is the ability to play game-changing tickets! Sparkly
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 13, 2022
Other veterans, including former trainer Ravi Shastri, have also praised Panti’s innings.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 13, 2022