The young Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant has garnered a lot of limelight ever since he played a match-winning knock against Australia in the final Test. His innings of unbeaten 89 runs helped India chase down a huge score of 328 on the final day as they won a historic series against Australia. Another incident has happened which has got social media talking about Pant was his signature and started making a joke out of that.
The incident started after Nathan Lyon uploaded the picture of the jersey which the Indian team had given to him on social media profiles. The Australian off-spinner Lyon had played his 100th Test during the final match against India in Brisbane.
After the match, during the presentation ceremony, India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane called Lyon and presented him with a signed Indian jersey. All the players of the Indian team had signed on that jersey which was presented to the spinner.
In the jersey, people started to notice that Rishabh Pant has added a smiley in his signature. Even Mayank Agarwal’s signature had a smiley but Pant’s smiley had something which stuck out for the fans. One of the fans said that his signature hasn’t changed since kindergarten.
One of the fans also noted that Rishabh Pant’s signature was much different than the one which SG prints on its bats. Some fans were also seen observing that regarding Prithvi Shaw and Cheteshwar Pujara’s signature. However, most of them were talking about Pant.
Here are some of the tweets:
— Prakriti Yadav (@Prakriti_99) January 28, 2021
Reminds me of my signature😭👍 https://t.co/oe3JWFQJV5
— Blindguy Mcsqueezy (@ParthPendse) January 28, 2021
Test cricket needs more smiley faces. 🙂 https://t.co/hiqCbBDYzX
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) January 27, 2021
— Bowya Madhi (@bowya8) January 27, 2021
— Tony (@francton) January 28, 2021
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) January 28, 2021
Pant's signature obviously takes the cake, but look at Pujara's too.
You can see this man loves taking his time.
And then, Prithvi सौ… https://t.co/BnBOIL6S4C
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) January 27, 2021
— Varun Shetty (@varunshetty) January 28, 2021
Rishabh Pant will next be seen during India and England Test series which will be started on February 5 in Chennai. It is expected that Pant will be taking the gloves ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. However, this time around, Pant’s heroics will surely see him edge over Saha, even though there is a risk whether Pant can show solid wicketkeeping skills on turning Indian wickets.