Despite the fact that the young Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant had a forgettable day on the field during the series decider against Australia in his hometown, but the wicketkeeper managed to impress the Indian opener, Rohit Sharma. During the match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Pant was spotted flaunting his acrobatic skills.
Pant’s move can be defined as where someone transitions from a supine, and less commonly, a prone position, to a standing position. It requires a lot of practice and skill. It also goes to show his flexibility. Rishabh did it during the 48th over of the match and Rohit was standing close to him and could not keep a lid over his emotions as he gave a wry smile.
Here is the video of the incident:
From 175-2 to restricting Australia to 272-9 in 50 overs, India have jumped back into the game quite like Rishab Pant. #TeamIndia #INDvAUS
Geplaatst door Indian Cricket Team op Woensdag 13 maart 2019
This is not the first time Pant has flaunted the move on a cricket field, he did it earlier in Australia during the Sydney Test as well.
— Hemaang (@JrSehgal) January 5, 2019
Meanwhile, India lost the match by 35 runs which meant Australia won the five-match series 3-2 as Pant failed to deliver with the bat again.
It was a great opportunity for Rishabh to impress the team management in Dhoni’s absence and seal a World Cup spot for himself. He gets picked or not remains to be seen as he has one last chance to impress the selectors in the upcoming season of IPL. Pant will be a part of the new-look Delhi Capitals.
It was also the first time India lost an ODI bilateral series at home under Virat Kohli’s leadership. Usman Khawaja bagged the Man of the Series and Match for his 100 in the decider. He scored as many as 383 runs in the recently concluded series.