The young Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant may have been organized and disciplined on the field in the Sydney Test but his hotel room was completely opposite to it as found put by the veteran Indian opener, Rohit Sharma and he put it on social media. Rohit posted a picture of Pant’s on his Instagram story in which the 23-year-old wicket-keeper batsman is captured with teammate Shubman Gill.
In the picture apart from Gill, there were belongings strewn on the floor, the couch, the chairs, and mostly everywhere. Tagging Pant in the picture, Rohit wrote: “Legendary @rishabpant’s room.” The “gross” GIF laid bare Rohit’s opinion on the messy state of affairs.
All of Rohit, Gill, and Pant played a crucial role in India’s remarkable escape at Sydney where they batted for 131 overs in the fourth innings to save the Test against Australia. Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin batted for the whole of the last session on Day 5 and also towards the end of the second session despite having some injury concerns.
While chasing a target of 407, India finished the game with the tally of 334 for 5 courtesy of Vihari’s unbeaten 23 off 161 balls and Ashwin’s 39 not out off 128 balls. Earlier, Pant had played his part with a breezy 97 off 118 balls, studded with 12 fours and three sixes.
Rohit and Gill had added 71 runs for the opening wicket and Cheteshwar Pujara’s 77 along with Pant’s game-changing innings kept India in the hunt.
However, their dismissals followed by an injury to Vihari made things worse for the visitors and they had to play for the draw. The players shook hands with one over left in the day’s play as India batted the last day of the game while losing just three wickets. The fourth and final Test will be played in Brisbane from January 15 as the series remains level at 1-1.