India’s Rishabh Pant has gained quite a reputation for his big-hitting exploits which were on display in the recent Test series against England and before that against Australia. He has already made millions of fans thanks to his exploits in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Delhi Capitals.
Touted as one of the best and cleanest hitters of the ball, Rishabh Pant made a comeback to the Indian white-ball squad after spending a part of 2019 and 2020 out of ODIs and T20Is contention, with KL Rahul taking over as the wicketkeeper-batsman.
However, his brilliant keeping an astonishing batting against England in the home series, was enough for BCCI selectors to call him back for the five-match T20I series against England which is being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Rishabh Pant’s Outrageous Six Off Jofra Archer Leaves Everyone In Awe
In the first T20I of the series, England won the toss and decided to field first. They had quite a few bowling options in their lineup like Jofra Archer and Mark Wood who could heat up the Motera pitch with their pace and Archer proved it right, by clean bowling KL Rahul for 1.
Adil Rashid removed Indian captain Virat Kohli for a duck, caught by Chris Jordan and India looked in dire straits at 3/2 when Rishabh Pant walked in the middle. He had a sighter or two and then played one of the most gobsmacking shots in recent history.
Jofra Archer bowled a quick ball at Pant’s leg and the Indian batsman just ramped it over third-man for a six, with everyone looking in astonishment. It was a huge risky shot from Pant given Archer’s speed, but it came off and left everyone shocked. Even Archer appreciated the shot after watching the replay on the big screen.
India decided to go in with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan as openers, despite Virat Kohli saying that Rohit Sharma with KL Rahul will be their first-choice opening combination. India also went in with three spinners in Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, and Yuzvendra Chahal, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur being the pacers.
Here is the video of the shot: