Rishabh Pant | India vs Australia 2018 |
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Rishabh Pant of India takes a catch to dismiss Usman Khawaja of Australia off the bowling of Ravi Ashwin of India during day two of the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on December 07, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Last Update on: December 7th, 2018 at 05:15 pm

Ravichandran Ashwin picked up three wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah shared four as India reduced Australia to 191/7 after putting up 250. India bowlers kept things tight with a disciplined line and length as the hosts found it tough to get away with it. Moreover, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant tried to sledge Australian batsmen during the second days of play.

Meanwhile, three wickets fell in the first innings for Australia; however, Usman Khawaja led the fightback with a discipline to prevent further damage. He along with Peter Handscomb added 28 runs in 69 balls. The batters didn’t take any risk whatsoever and played the Indian bowlers with utmost care. On the other hand, the Indian bowlers kept hitting the right channels time and again.

The 21-year-old Rishabh Pant is very vocal and keeps on chirping from behind the wicket. To disturb the Aussie batsmen’s concentration, he kept saying ‘not everyone is Pujara here’. The keeper was somewhat successful as the duo couldn’t stand tall in front of the Indian bowlers.
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Cheteshwar Pujara, indeed deserve some kind of appreciation as he scored a brilliant century on day one at Adelaide. His knock included seven boundaries and a couple of six. He played a perfect knock best suited for this format of the game.
During India’s innings,  pacer Pat Cummins also slegded Rishabh Pant when he tried to slog him. All of this led to Pant returning the favour back to the Aussies.

Here is how the Twitter reacted as Rishabh Pant tried to sledge the opposition:


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