SA vs IND: Rishabh Pant apologises to bat after accidentally throwing it

SA vs IND: Rishabh Pant apologises to bat after accidentally throwing it

Pant seems to have developed a knack of performing in high-voltage matches.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Disney+Hotstar)

After a string of low scores, Rishabh Pant put up a batting exhibition in the ongoing third Test against South Africa and brought up his fourth ton in the format. It was indeed a special knock from the southpaw as the track was constantly favoring the pacers and none of the other Indian batters could do much. Not to forget, this knock came in a deciding Test with the series being poised at 1-1.

Meanwhile, Pant was at his animated best during the course of his knock. While his shot-making troubled Proteas bowlers, his antics entertained fans thoroughly. Notably, there was an occasion when the bat slipped out of Pant’s hands. It was the 60th over of India’s second innings and Duanne Olivier was operating with the ball.

Rishabh Pant lost control of his bat

Pant came down the track and smashed the ball towards the off side. In the process, however, he hilariously lost the control of his bat and the willow came out of his hand. Soon after collecting the bat, Pant seemingly appologised to his bat. His gesture shows his respect for the equipment and the same left the cricket world heart whelmed.

Meanwhile, the left-handed batter seems to have developed a knack of performing in high-voltage matches. Exactly one year ago, the 24-year-old put up a similar show against Australia, helping India breach the Gabba fortress. Like the ongoing clash, it was also a series decider in Brisbane and Pant played a magnificent 89-run knock to take his side to a historic win.

Meanwhile, Pant remained unbeaten on 100 as he ran out of partners from the other end. Thanks to his spectacular show, India set South Africa a stern target of 212 to chase. It would be a tough job for the home team as the Newlands track is constantly deteriorating with time. Moreover, India’s bowling attack is studded with the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who have been on a roll in this series.

However, the visitors must not forget that South Africa chased down 240 in the preceding Johannesburg Test. Hence, a thrilling finish is on the cards.