Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is renowned for his antics behind the stumps. The ever chirpy gloveman has been in the news lately for his cheeky remarks behind the stumps. Let it be his hilarious ‘Spiderman’ song Down Under or his hilarious dig at Washington Sundar the other day. He is a live wire behind the stumps always rallying his teammates.
The second day of the ongoing Test match saw yet another hilarious incident involving Pant. The Delhi wicketkeeper was seen running in the wrong direction to take a catch.
In the 151st over of the England innings, Ollie Pope miscued a slog sweep against Ravichandran Ashwin and the ball flew over Pant’s head. Not knowing so, Pant was seen searching for the ball in the opposite direction while Rohit Sharma collected the ball from behind the stumps. The incident left the commentators and the Indian players in splits.
Mera naam hai Washington, mereko jana hai DC
The 23-year-old is often seen encouraging the bowler or engaging in banter with the batsmen. He has also now gained a name for himself for saying random stuff that gets caught on the stump mic. One such incident happened in Australia where he was singing the ‘Spiderman, Spiderman’ song.
Today he was once again heard on the stump mic making a hilarious comment. During the 70th over of the match bowled by Washington, after Sibley defended a delivery, Pant said, “Mera naam hai Washington, mereko jana hai DC.” (Translation: My name is Washington and I want to go to DC). The same has now gone viral on social media with fans reacting positively to Pant’s sense of humor.