Former Indian captain and current chairman of the India Cricket Control Board (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly praises Rishabh Pant after the youngster freed his team from a precarious situation en route, hitting his third test 100 in the current test match against England in Ahmedabad.
Responding to England’s total of 205 first innings, the hosts were left in shock at 80/4 when Rishabh Pant entered. Pant, judging the situation, played cautiously to elevate his half-century in 82 balls.
On the other side, he lost Rohit Sharma and R Ashwin. Pant was joined by Washington Sundar and the two lefties stood remarkably on a 113-point stand to give the team a significant lead. After his fiftieth birthday, Pant unleashed himself on every English bowler, raising the three-digit benchmark to 115 balls with a slog in the middle of the wicket of Joe Root’s bowling alley.
This is not the first time and it will not be the last time: Sourav Ganguly
Astonished Sourav Ganguly took to Twitter to congratulate the 23-year-old on his wonderful batting display in Ahmedabad.
Ganguly hailed Pant for becoming one of the game’s greats in all three formats in the years to come – his brilliant show with the bat in the last two rounds of testing has forced selectors to call him back for the upcoming T20 series. against England after being dropped on the limited overtaking side last year.
The 48-year-old BCCI chairman tells Pant to keep fighting with the same aggressive approach that has made him a match winner for India lately.
“Is he good? Amazing … what a blow under the pressure … this is not the first time and it will not be the last time … it will be an awesome all time in all formats for years to come. winner and special, “ Sourav Ganguly tweeted.
By strains on day 2, Sundar also raised his half century – his third in 4 tests. India leads by 89 races with Sundar and Axar Patel at the fold.
Is he good? Amazing … what a blow under the pressure … this is not the first time and it will not be the last time … it will be an awesome all time in all formats for years to come. winner and special ..@bcci @ RishabhPant17 pic.twitter.com/1cRmnSw5ZB
– Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) March 5, 2021
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