Rishabh Pant is batting like a dream in Test cricket even though his form in shorter formats is a concern.
He scored his 5th Test century on Friday against England and got India out of trouble. This was his second straight century away from Asia, the last one came against South Africa in the 3rd Test of the series which India lost.
Pant scored his century in just 89 balls which is the fastest by an Indian wicket-keeper batter. Pant and Ravindra Jadeja got together at 98-5 and it seemed that India were once again going to be bowled out cheaply in an overseas Test but like it has been the case all summer in England, the pitch got easier to bat as the day progressed.
India Crosses 300 Run Mark As Rishabh Pant And Ravindra Jadeja Continue To Score Quickly
Both Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja cashed on the conditions and scored freely against the English bowlers. Pant was visibly not fully fit but he still continued to play his shots.
During the course of his century, he once again played a reverse sweep against James Anderson. The ball didn’t go to the boundary but it once displayed Pant’s prowess as a Test batter.
Watch: Rahul Dravid Erupts In Joy As Rishabh Pant Reaches His Century At Edgbaston
Rishabh Pant, you beauty! 🤩💯
Is there a more exciting Test cricketer in the modern game?! 🔥
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 1, 2022
Pant’s century was celebrated by the team and the first one to jump in joy was head coach Rahul Dravid who has seen the emergence of Pant since his U-19 days.
Pant and Jadeja continue to merry with the English bowlers as India has crossed the 300-run mark in the match.
Earlier India had lost wickets with the new ball as the likes of Shubman Gill, Cheteswar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer all got out cheaply.