Rishabh Pant is without a doubt one of the most vocal cricketers from behind the stumps. The young wicket-keeper is often seen telling out words of encouragement to his bowlers and egging the team on. He is also not averse to light-hearted banter with the opposition. Today, he upped his talkativeness one step further by engaging in banter with umpire Anil Chaudhary on day 2 of the third test.
The ongoing test between India and England is very crucial with regard to qualification for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). The series is evenly matched at 1-1 now and India would fancy their chances of making it 2-1 despite suffering a batting collapse in the first session of day 2 that saw them being bowled out for 145, having added just 46 runs for 7 wickets from the overnight score.
Rishabh Pant engages in banter with the umpire
During the 21th over of England’s second innings, Rishabh Pant helped out in umpiring duties by adjusting the bails and placing them after the stumps were dislodged. He got instructions and a smile from umpire Anil Chaudhary. The wicket-keeper then was heard on the stump mic telling the umpire, “Paise do mere.” (Give me my money). The moment has since then got social media talking.
Meanwhile, with regard to the position of the test, England are in a spot of bother after roaring back into contention with the ball. At the time of writing, they were reeling at 68/7, with a lead of just 35 runs.