India v England: Rishabh Pant was left at 58 * after India were knocked out for 329, but his innings received high praise from cricket fans and pundits with each other.
UPDATE ON FEB 14, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar praised Rishabh Pant’s ‘smart’ machines on Day 2 of the 2nd Test in Chennai against England. India were losing wickets on a difficult surface, but Pant started to go after spinners Moeen Ali and Joe Root, beating them for limits to quickly end his half-century.
Pant was left missing at 58 * after India were knocked out for 329, but his innings received high praise from cricket fans and pundits alike.
Speaking on Stars Sports at lunch break on Day 2, Gavaskar said Pant read the situation very well.
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“Another fifty years from now, he was very clever about it. Very cunning about the way he is today because he lost Axar Patel very quickly,” he said.
“But then he decided to go after Moeen Ali, deliver deliveries into full throws, and train them and get to half a century. On a field like this, low-level bats wouldn’t stay with him for a long time, so he read the situation so well, that he attacked him at the right time, that he pushed the last delivery or two for one, and held the strike.
“Great thinking, and it’s so nice to see a youngster. He wasn’t just hitting it blindly. He was figuring out when he should hit and when he should take a single. , “Gavaskar signed.
England were in trouble after going down four wickets for 39 on the board at Lunch on Day 2.
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