Watch: Rishabh Pant refuses to react when sledged by Pat Cummins
The cricket fraternity is expecting sparks to fly between players during ongoing Australia versus India Test series as it will be an intense contest between two quality teams. But surprisingly when such one moment arrived on day one of the Adelaide Test, Indian batsman Rishabh Pant refused to react and downplayed the moment ignited by pace bowler Pat Cummins.
Cummins gives Pant an earful after he misses a stroke
The incident happened during the second session of the first day. Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was at the crease with India in a difficult position. The visitors had lost half of their team with only a hundred runs on the board.
Pant was batting with Pujara and instead of playing the situation sensibly, he decided to stick with his natural game. The left-hand batsman went for his strokes and didn’t hesitate from taking risks.
On one occasion he tried to play an expansive shot against Pat Cummins but failed to make a connection. The Aussie pacer capitalized on the moment and gave an earful to the Indian batsman for his mistake.
However, Pant refused to react to Cummins’ verbal banter and instead wore a smile on his face.
Watch: Cummins tries sledding Pant, receives a smile in response
Rishabh Pant is known for his aggressive batting and bold approach. However, he reacted in a calm and sensible manner when Cummins tried to arouse him.
You can watch this little tussle between the Indian batsman and Cummins here.
Cummins v pant pic.twitter.com/qMir1FkGui
— Prem Chopra (@premchoprafan) December 6, 2018
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After every ball, Mitchel Starc is going towards Rishabh Pant & saying something..
It reminds me the scene of Lagaan..
"Khane ko roti nahin hoga.. Pehanne ko kapda nahin hoga".. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/3NT0h7nGUJ
— Kashyap💥/👑SreeFan..🏏 (@Kashyaplahariya) December 6, 2018
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However, Pant didn’t last long at the crease. The Indian wicket-keeper was dismissed by spin bowler Nathon Lyon for 25 runs.
Indian batsmen played some horrendous strokes and ended the first day of the Test on nine wickets down for 250 runs. The only resistance came from Cheteshwar Pujara who scored a stunning hundred.