Mohammad Asif, Rishabh Pant
Mohammad Asif, Rishabh Pant. (Photo: Twitter)

Former Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif believes that Rishabh Pant wasn’t tested enough on the first day of the Edgbaston Test between India and England which led to the wicket-keeper’s century.

Pant played a typical counter-attacking knock of 146 off just 111 balls, rescuing India from a scary position of 98/5. Along with Ravindra Jadeja, he stitched 222 runs for the 6th wicket, turning the tide in the visitors’ favor.

It was totally England bowlers’ fault as Pant did no wonders. He [Pant] has technical faults. His left hand doesn’t work but still, he managed to score a century because English bowlers didn’t bowl to him in his weak areas.”

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (image: Twitter)

I will not name individuals but England made a lot of mistakes. When Jadeja and Pant were batting, they brought in a left-arm spinner who wasn’t an ideal option to bowl at that moment,” Asif said in a Twitter video.

“With such decisions by the opposition, you get an edge to score big” – Asif on Rishabh Pant

Asif said that Ben Stokes and co. didn’t have the right plan and made the wrong decisions when Pant was attacking. He also spoke about the technical faults in Virat Kohli’s batting, which bit the former skipper hard in the Edgbaston Test.

I am not against Pant, but with such decisions by the opposition, you get an edge to score big. I pointed out Kohli’s technical fault a couple of years ago but people started calling me out.

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credits: Twitter)

See today (Friday), he hasn’t scored a century for a long time now. I love watching Kohli and even he is a big player than me. But technically, he needs to work harder,” he also mentioned.

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