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Liverpool Appreciates Rishabh Pant Donning The Club’s Jersey
By CricShots - Mar 26, 2021 12:49 pm
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The young Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant was seen donning a Liverpool jersey in a group’s picture with the other Indian players and support staff which he posted on social media on Wednesday. The English Premier League club showed their appreciation known for Pant by replying to his tweet. “Loving the shirt,” Liverpool wrote.

Rishabh Pant with the other members of the Indian team

In the picture, Pant is seen with India teammates Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Krunal Pandya and Hardik Pandya as the team spent their off days in Pune after winning the first ODI of the three-match series against England by 66 runs.

India registered a terrific 66-run win over England in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second match will be played on Friday at the MCA Stadium in Pune followed by the final ODI at the same venue.

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Ahead of the second ODI, England suffered a couple of injury blows as their skipper Eoin Morgan ruled out of the series due to a hand injury. Middle-order batsman Sam Billings will also be missing the do-or-die game for the team after he bruised his collar bone while fielding in the first ODI.

Jos Buttler will be leading England in Morgan’s absence and Liam Livingstone will be expected to make his ODI debut on Friday, said England and Wales Cricket Board. Pant did not feature in the first ODI where KL Rahul was seen standing behind the stumps for India. 

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Rahul played a flamboyant unbeaten knock of 62 runs and combined with Krunal Pandya, on his ODI debut, to help India made 317 for 5. Krunal had managed to amass 58* off 31 balls and hit the fastest fifty on debut in ODI history, off just 26 balls. England will take the field on Friday with the aim of leveling the series while India will look to wrap things up with a win.