Rishabh Pant has zipped the lips of all his critiques who raised questions of his wicketkeeping skills and demanded his replacement. In the turvy-topsy Chennai surface where the second Test is on the go with England, Pant has given reasons for his deeming an impeccable wicketkeeping batsman.
Right from grabbing one-handed dive catches to eroding wickets while stumping, Pant has nailed them all to the perfection.
Rishabh Pant’s striking stumping to depart Daniel Lawrence
The incident happened during the 26th over when Ravichandran Ashwin was bowling his first over of the day. The senior player struck on his very first ball and defined Lawrence’s walk to the pavilion after his 26-run contribution.
Just when Ashwin observed Lawrence coming out of the crease, he drifted one into the right-hander. In a futile attempt of a flick shot, the ball easily passed through his legs where Pant grabbed it quickly to topple the bails. Pant has been lighting quick in this test match and has proved his mettle in one of the most uncertain and spinny tracks of Chepuak.