Team India is locking horns with England in the second T20I of the three-match series at Edgbaston on Saturday. The game witnessed the return of the veteran players including Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja. After England opted to bowl in Birmingham, India came up with the surprise of opening the innings with Rishabh Pant alongside captain Rohit Sharma. It was speculated that Kohli would be opening with the India skipper.
India was off to a flier early in the innings, with both Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant finding boundaries at will. A hilarious incident took place during the very first over of the Indian innings, however, as Pant took a risky single to open his account in the game.
An England player had also seemingly appeared in the way of Rishabh Pant as he took the single, and upon reaching the non-striker’s end safely, Pant turned to Rohit and said, “Saamne aa gaya tha (He came in front). Rohit replied in return saying, “Obviously, why not”. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter, however, responded hilariously to Rohit.
Here is the video of the hilarious incidnet:
Rishabh Pant asking " takkar mardu kya" 😭😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/4I4bIEx0ZJ
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Earlier, Jos Buttler had opted to bowl after winning the toss in Edgbaston. India made an aggressive start to the innings but lost a couple of innings following the Powerplay, with Rohit (30), Pant (26), Virat Kohli (1), and Suryakumar Yadav (15) departing early.
India is having a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, having registered a dominant 50-run win over England in the first T20I in Southampton. From the XI in the first game, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, and Arshdeep Singh made way for, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravindra Jadeja in the second T20I in Birmingham.