India vs England, 4th Test: On the second day of the fourth and last test match of the series between India and England, a familiar face of Rishabh Pant was the talk of the town. Indian wicketkeeper-batsman not only scored his maiden century on home soil but also bailed the Indian team out of trouble in Ahmedabad.
Pant raised the heat when he scored the four by playing the reverse scoop off England’s leading wicket-taker in history, James Anderson. This shot was so special and amazing because of the timing and sheer confidence of Pant going against Jimmy with a new ball.
The video of Risabh Pant reverse scoop against James Anderson
Flintoff wrote “wow Rishabh Pant”
— Andrew Flintoff (@flintoff11) March 5, 2021
“I don’t think anyone has had the skill audacity to do that to Jimmy Anderson (in a Test) before” wrote, Simon Hughes
— simon hughes (@theanalyst) March 5, 2021
“Me Watching Rishabh Pant reverse sweep Anderson for a boundary and then bring up his century with a SIX. That’s my Boy,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 5, 2021
“NO YOU CANNOT DO THAT RISHABH PANT,” Wasim Jaffer said.
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 5, 2021
“Shot Of 2021…..that reverse sweep vs James Anderson with the second new ball. Audacious. Adventurous. Rishabh Pant is an absolute freak. Love his play to bits,” Aakash Chopra wrote on Twitter.
Shot Of 2021…..that reverse sweep vs James Anderson with the second new ball. Audacious. Adventurous. Rishabh Pant is an absolute freak. Love his play to bits. #IndvEng
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2021
Pant then scored a six when he was on 94 to complete his test century after getting out in the 90s twice this year in Australia.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 5, 2021
Pant smashed two sixes and 13 boundaries to score 101 runs. James Anderson soon after got the priced wicket of Pant at 101.
Rishabh Pant came into the field for batting when India was 80 for four after losing Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession.