With Rishabh Pant behind the stumps, one can always expect some hilarious verbal exchanges and the India wicketkeeper justified his reputation on day three of the ongoing Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Rishabh Pant was involved in a funny exchange of comments with Australia opener Matthew Wade who also loves to get under the skin of the opposition players. Both the players were taking shots at each other constantly before the hilarious incident took place in the 25th over of Australia’s innings when Matthew Wade was facing Jasprit Bumrah.
The incident happened after the very first ball of the over when Matthew Wade defended an angled-in delivery towards mid-wicket. As the Australia star played the shot, Rishabh Pant started walking towards the stump while saying: “He, he, he…” as if he was telling Wade that the delivery was a good one and could have dismissed him.
Wade, however, was having none of it and he was quick to reply to Rishabh Pant in a hilarious manner. The southpaw imitated Rishabh Pant by saying: “He, he, he…” before telling the India-wicketkeeper: “You looking at yourself on the big screen, eh?”, leaving the commentators in splits.
Here is a clip of the incident:
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Talking about the game, Australia were on 66 for 2 at the time of compiling this report, still trailing India’s first innings total by 65 runs. Steve Smith and Wade were fighting it out with the bat for the hosts. Earlier in the day, India were all out for 326 after starting the day on 277 for 5. The visitors could add only 49 runs to their overnight score while losing five wickets.
Rahane starred with the bat for India with a stunning knock of 112 while Ravindra Jadeja also played a fine knock of 57. The duo also shared a 121-run stand for the sixth wicket to put India on top.