The Indian all-rounder Washington Sundar took to Twitter on Friday, where he went on to share a video starring wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant. In the video, the young gloveman can be seen mimicking Spiderman during his workout. Captioning the video on Twitter, Washington Sundar wrote: “Spiderman Spiderman @RishabhPant17.”
Both the players are currently in Ahmedabad, with the Motera Stadium scheduled to be hostin the last two Tests of the ongoing four-match series against England. The stadium located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, is the largest cricket stadium in the world.
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) February 19, 2021
This was not the first time Pant has been spotted mimicking Spiderman. On Day 4 of the Brisbane Test against Australia in January, Pant grabbed a lot of headlines as he was spotted singing the Hindi version of the “Spiderman” theme song.
The ongoing Test series between India and England is currently level at 1-1, after Team India made a strong come back from the first Test by thrashing the visiting in the second Test in Chennai.
While the opening Test was played in front of empty stands, the second game witnessed the return of limited number of fans for the first time since COVID-19 pandemic brought the country to a halt in 2020. The tourists registered a huge win by 227 runs in the series opener, with skipper Joe Root scoring a double century. Team India bounced back in the second game and clinched a 317-run victory.
Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin played a crucial role in India’s series leveling win. Rohit played a solid knock of 161 runs to help India post a huge first-innings total on a turning pitch. Ashwin took a five-wicket haul and then went on to score a century in India’s second innings. He was awarded Man of the Match for his all-round show.