Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper batsman of the Indian cricket team, put India in a strong position on the second day of the fourth Test match against England. Pant hit 101 off 118 balls which included 13 fours and two sixes.
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Pant, who is of short stature, completed the third century of his Test career with a six. He rode a six on the ball of Joe Root, hitting a century on home soil. The 23-year-old Pant has scored two centuries in Tests against England, equaling former Indian wicketkeeper Budhi Kunderan, who scored two Test centuries against England in 1964 as a wicket-keeper.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is at number one
Pant has become the second batsman in the world to score Test centuries in England, Australia and India. Prior to Pant, this feat has been done by former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist who has scored a century in Tests in these countries. Meanwhile, Pant has become India’s third wicket-keeper batsman to score the most centuries. With this century, he equaled Wriddhiman Saha, another wicketkeeper from India, who has scored three centuries in 50 Tests. In this list, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in the first place, who has scored six centuries in Tests in 144 innings.
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Reverse sweep shot on Anderson’s ball
His best shot of the day was the Rishabh Pant Reverse Sweep against James Anderson. When asked about this particular stroke after the stump, Pant said, “You have to plan in advance for the reverse flick, but if luck is with you, you can take the risk.”