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Rishabh Pant Hilariously Sledges Rassie Van der Dussen From Behind The Stumps
By CricShots - Jan 5, 2022 9:37 pm
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The Indian wicket-keeper batter, Rishabh Pant sledded the South African batter, Rassie van der Dussen from behind the stumps during the third day’s play during the ongoing Johannesburg Test match. Earlier, during India’s batting innings on Day 3, van der Dussen had sledded Pant, and the wicket-keeper batter indulged in a heated exchange with the South African earlier in the day.

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Rishabh Pant has been phenomenal behind the stumps

Rishabh Pant began the day on an aggressive note as he was heard exchanging words with Rassie van der Dussen, who was standing at the forward short-leg. However, the drama between the two didn’t last long as the southpaw batter was dismissed on a three-ball duck by Kagiso Rabada. When the tables turned and Van der Dussen walked out to bat, Rishabh Pant gave a hostile welcome to the South African which left the fans in delight.

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The 24-year-old kept on chirping from behind the wickets and the banters were clearly heard on the stump mic. That was not the end as he even mocked Van der Dussen by saying that he has forgotten where his guard was. The banter by Pant lasted till Ravichandran Ashwin was on the attack.

Meanwhile, leading the side from front South Africa skipper, Dean Elgar is leading the team from the front against a barrage of bouncers launched by the Indian pace attack. During his 121-ball stay in the middle, the Proteas skipper was seen taking multiple bodies blows as he returned unbeaten after the close of play on Day 3 of the ongoing Johannesburg Test.

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Chasing a stiff target of 240 runs, Elgar is unbeaten at 46* as South Africa reached 118/2 at stumps and now needs another 112 to go on level terms in the three-match series. Elgar found great support by Keegan Petersen, who scored 28 before he was trapped LBW by R Ashwin, and will resume Proteas’ attack on Day 4 along with Rassie van der Dussen, who is batting on 11.

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