Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is always charged on the cricket field. The enchanted young batsman is always on the accelerator to appeal at every opportunity he has. Team India have lately been poor with their DRS calls and ever since Ajinkya Rahane has handled the team, he has been wise with his DRS calls.
Time and again throughout the Border-Gavaskar trophy, we have seen Rishabh Pant and many other players forcing Rahane to go for an instant DRS call. However, Rahane has maintained his calm demeanour with the calls and hasn’t let any of the players dictate his nerves while going for the referrals.
Rishabh Pant Literally Begs Ajinkya Rahane To Go For A Review As Other Indian Players Laugh Off
On Friday, another incident of Rishabh Pant going wildly for the DRS took place when India and Australia took to the field for the final Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. In the dying overs of Day 1, T Natarajan bowled a decent ball that seemed to have gone closely past Tim Paine’s bat.
Although everyone quickly adjudged that the ball was nowhere near to Paine’s bat. However, Rishabh Pant was keen on reviewing it as he felt that Paine had nicked the ball. He literally begged the Indian skipper to for a referral but Rahane, as always, brushed it off. The Indian players in the slip cordon couldn’t help but laugh at Rishabh Pant.
Watch the video of the incident here:
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Day 1 Of The Brisbane Test Ends On Equal Footing
The first day of the Brisbane Test ended on equal footings for both India and Australia. While the Indian bowlers picked the Australian openers early in the innings and the Australian mavericks Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne fought back to help Australia go to a decent total after the end of Day 1.
Marnus Labuschagne went on to score a ton in the final Test while Indian bowlers made a comeback picking the three wickets in the second and third session. The Australians are now 274/5 at stumps on Day 1 and Australian skipper Tim Paine and all-rounder Cameron Green look well settled to carry the Aussie innings forward.