Rishabh Pant in Birmingham...- India TV Hindi
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Rishabh Pant walks to the pavilion after a brilliant tackle in Birmingham

Reflexes

  • Rishabh Pant played a brilliant inning of 146 runs on 111 balls.
  • Pant shared a 222-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeja.
  • In response to India’s 416 at the end of the second day, England’s score is 84/5.

Rishabh Pant scored a brilliant century in the opening innings of the fifth Test against England which was played at Edgbaston, Birmingham. He handled innings with Ravindra Jadeja after dropping 5 wickets on 98 and played a tremendous inning of 146 runs on 111 balls. After this entry of his, many cricket legends from all over the world were seen praising him. But a former Pakistani cricketer might not have liked his batting when, instead of praising his century, he was seen saying it was the England bowlers’ fault.

Mohammad Asif, who was expelled after being found guilty in the fix-up case, raised questions about Pant’s technique in a video that surfaced on social media. He said the England bowlers looted runs and because of his mistake, Pant scored a century. Not that Pant made a century out of his ability. Apart from this, Asif also gave a statement about Virat Kohli’s batting and said that his technique may be good and he may be a bigger player than me, but he has to score runs, for almost three years he has not scored a century.

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Questions raised about Pant’s ability!

Mohammad Asif gave a statement about Rishabh Pant’s hitting in this video and clearly questioned his ability. Asif said that “Pant took advantage of England’s weak strategy and poor bowling to score a century and not because of his ability, the innings came from him.” Questioning Pant’s technique, the former Pakistani cricketer said that he “only uses the upper hand while playing the shot, he doesn’t make special use of the lower hand”.

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Questioning England’s strategy, Asif said: “When both Pant and Jadeja were left-handed batsmen, bringing Jack Leach into bowling was the biggest mistake at the time.” Leach was under pressure and the hitters took advantage of it. Apart from this, the England bowlers did not throw much ball forward to him. Short balls were thrown more. That is, Asif clearly did not credit India’s lower-tier batsmen for a good game, but he eliminated England’s faults.

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Indian control is strong in Birmingham

The Indian team’s score was five for 98 in the opening session of the match. England’s bowlers were wreaking havoc as expected and the Indian superior order collapsed. Following this, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja shared a 222-run partnership for sixth wicket and took over the Indian entries. Pant was fired for 146 and Jadeja also played a 104-run inning. In the final, India scored 416 runs thanks to Shami’s 16 and captain Bumrah’s unbeaten 31. In response, England lost 5 wickets for 84 runs at the end of the second day. Bumrah took 3 and Shami and Siraj took 1-1 wickets.

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