Young Indian batsman Rishabh Pant played yet another significant innings against Windies as he scored 92 runs in the second Test. The left-hander impressed everyone with his clarity and aggressive batting style but he missed on a hundred by a whisker and this has left Twitter heartbroken.
MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant are the only keepers to get dismissed on 92 twice in Tests. #INDvsWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 14, 2018
Pant bails out India at a tricky situation
After restricting Windies to 311, India got off to a solid start. But the visitors staged a strong comeback by picking up quick wickets in the afternoon session. Pant walked to the crease with Team India four down for 162. Windies was still ahead of India and only the tailenders were to bat for India. In this tricky situation, the left-hander backed his instincts and played his natural game. By the time the day ended, Pant was still at the crease and India was just few runs behind the visitors.
It was expected that the wicket-keeper batsman will get a big score today. However he failed to make any impact in the morning. He added only seven runs to his overnight score of 85 and was dismissed by Gabriel.
The wicket-keeper misses out on a hundred again
The Indian wicket-keeper was dismissed in the nineties for the second consecutive time. In the first match too he was dismissed for the same score.
The left-hand batsman had scored an aggressive 84-ball 92 run knock in the Rajkot Test and today also he went back after scoring 92 runs off 134 balls.
Pant’s failure to score a hundred left a lot of fans heartbroken and their reactions were seen on Twitter.
Twitter reactions to Pant missing out on a century
After Pant’s dismissal, Indian innings came to a quick end as Jason Holder produced a five-wicket haul. India was all out for 367 runs and managed to get a lead of only 56 runs.
— GOYAL SAB (@AnmolGo13497035) October 14, 2018
— Utkarsh Masand (@crickey_Ut21) October 14, 2018
Rishabh pant is next Sachin.
— вυмяαн (@fake_bumrah_) October 14, 2018
So sad rishabh pant 92 out
I am very sad pic.twitter.com/xJk7XMX2ja
— Mankirt Yadav (@YadavMankirt) October 14, 2018
Oh no, Again Same Mistake. Phir se Hawaii Fire ! At 92 again Rishabh Pant Out. He not Learning with Failures.This Time he Selected as Batsman. Nervous Ninety Again? KKRao pic.twitter.com/6A85BeghiN
— k kumar rao (@kkrao3107K) October 14, 2018
Another disappointed day for Rishabh pant..He was again got out on 92 in successive innings…Last match centurion Jadeja also out for duck….Rahane missed out his century …I think india will bat again in 2nd innings
— chandru suman (@chandhrusuman) October 14, 2018
Rishabh Pant misses another hundred. He is having some curse of 92 🤷🏻♀️
— 𝓝𝓪𝓶𝓻𝓪𝓽𝓪 (@_Namrataa) October 14, 2018
Once again rishabh pant traped in nervous 90s pic.twitter.com/j13M9bBAjj
— Subhaprada panda (@Subhaprada777) October 14, 2018
The unconditional love of Rishabh Pant for 90s has been increasing day by day. Got out in 90s thrice and got out on 92 in this series.
And also WI has been bowling well in this match and has made a good comeback.#IndvWI #IndvsWI
— CriketPandu (@CriketPandu) October 14, 2018
Indian to score 90s in consecutive Test innings:
1997: Rahul Dravid
2018: Rishabh Pant
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) October 14, 2018