The cricket world was in awe of India’s wicket-keeper following his incredible innings on day one of the fifth Test against England.
Pant produced a phenomenal innings of 146 runs off just 111 balls rescuing India from a precarious position on the opening day of the fifth Test in Edgbaston.
His partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (83*) started with India tethering at 98/5, eventually helping the team past the 300-run mark with a magnificent 222-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Rishabh Pant walks back to a standing ovation 👏#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | 📝 Scorecard: https://t.co/wMZK8kesdD pic.twitter.com/KtiiB4LfKA
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2022
Pant’s fearless innings saw many current and ex-cricketers heap praise on the 24-year-old for producing one of the most entertaining and crucial innings of his young career.
Simply awesome @RishabhPant17!
Crucial innings by @imjadeja. Rotated the strike well and played some amazing shots.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/9ACuhVlGTT
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 1, 2022
Special exhibition of test match batting under pressure .@RishabhPant17 @imjadeja ..can’t get better then this ..get to 375 tmrw ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) July 1, 2022
A superb innings by @RishabhPant17 at a crucial time! Scoring 100 in just 89 balls is truly commendable. Great teamwork from @imjadeja as well by scoring a fifty and building the partnership. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/5rglV8urql
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 1, 2022
Phenomenal from Rishabh Pant. Simply outstanding. Fabulous partnership with Jadeja to given they were 98-5.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 1, 2022
Super stuff @RishabhPant17 👏🏽👏🏽 Easily the best WK batter in Tests right now 👊🏽 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Ue7CqWPtBJ
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 1, 2022
India 338 for 7 (Pant 146, Jadeja 83*, Anderson 3-52, Potts 2-85) vs England