Wriddhiman Saha, on Tuesday, congratulated Rishabh Pant after the latter scored his maiden ton in the recently-concluded fifth England vs India Test.
After showing spark of brilliance in his first Test outing at Trent Bridge, Pant finally justified his selection in the playing eleven with a stunning century in the second innings at The Oval. The southpaw, who got off the mark in Test cricket with a six, reached his century in the same manner as he hit a maximum. It took him only 117 balls to score his century.
Pant had slammed leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a six on only his second ball of the debut innings to become the first Indian batsman to open his Test cricket account with a six.
He also became the fourth Indian to reach to his maiden hundred with a six after Kapil Dev, Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh. Pant was eventually out on 114 after reviving India’s hopes. His knock contained 15 fours and 4 sixes.
As soon as he reached his century, accolades have been pouring in from all corners. And Wriddhiman Saha also joined the bandwagon. Despite Pant being his competitor for a place in the Test side, Saha took to Twitter to praise his young teammate, writing:
“Congratulations @RishabPant777 for your maiden test 100! Good knock brother! ?”
Congratulations @RishabPant777 for your maiden test 100! Good knock brother! 🎊
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) September 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Saha is set to spend four months on the sidelines as he recovers after undergoing operation for a shoulder injury.
“As per the doctors, it varies from body to body as far as full recovery is concerned. Safe to say, it will take four months,” the wicketkeeper told Cricbuzz.
Saha has been out of action ever since his last IPL match for Sunrisers Hyderabad in May due to a number of injuries. He is also doubtful for the tour of Australia towards the end of this year.