Indian goalkeeper-beater Rishabh Pant, contrary to his cheerful nature, was embroiled in a field scuffle with England goalkeeper-beater Ben Foakes when India faced England in Test 2 in Chennai. The feud took place later in the day as Team India sailed 300 races on day one.
The Indian cricket team won the draw and skipper Virat Kohli chose to beat the first. The start was not great for India as a fit opener, Shubman Gill returned to the flag on a duck. However, his opening partner, Rohit Sharma continued to beat on a seemingly dead track in Chennai.
Watch: Rishabh Pant’s Battle of Words with Ben Foakes
Rohit continued to partner with Indian drummers, but the wickets continued to fall until Ajinkya Rahane arrived. Rohit and Rahana slaughtered English bowlers throughout the park as the Indian team went without a wicket in the second session of the game of the day after losing the first wickets to Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill.
However, the English team bounced back in the last session and picked 3 wickets in the last session. Rishabh Pant was once again effortless with the bat, but he had a rather intriguing altercation with Ben Foakes behind the stumps in the final overs of the day. While it wasn’t revealed on what happened in the middle, things heated up as Ben Stokes had to step in and calm the guys down.
Watch the video of the incident here:
Ben Fox 4, son, his name is Rishabh Pant @ RishabhPant17 is . Don’t mess with him. He will craft your Gauri Gauri from behind not only on the wicket, but on the wicket. #INDvENG #ENGvIND #RishabhPant pic.twitter.com/ArLXxg3EtJ
– Sachin Budania (@ SachinBudania11) February 13, 2021
Team India well in the driver’s seat after day 1
The Indian cricket team was right in the driver’s seat after playing day ended on day one of the Tets’ second game in Chennai. The Indian cricket team posted a total of 300 points on the scoreboard with 4 wickets in ghand. Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel did not exit on their way back to the stump lodge.
The Indian cricket team will love scoring another 100 points from here and batting England on a deadly turf that helps the spinners on Day 1. Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel can enter quick wickets and to put England in a problem of position.