SA vs IND 2022: Rishabh Pant runs sideways after hitting the ball to deep cover, sends commentators into splits
Rishabh Pant drove the ball to cover and then indulged in a funny act.
Updated - Jan 13, 2022 8:20 pm
Rishabh Pant was having fun out in the middle, both with the bat as he was toying with the South African bowling attack as well as otherwise.
Off the 2nd ball of the 60th over of the Indian second innings, the left-hander drove the ball to cover and then indulged in a funny act. He ran sideways as if pretending to complete a run and then came back. But no harm was done, as he was always inside the crease.
Pant’s gesture sent the commentators into peels of laughter. ‘Brilliant’ shouted Mike Haysman in the commentary box, while another commentator exclaimed ‘Well Done’.
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