'Takkar maar du kya?' - Rishabh Pant at his hilarious best as David Willey obstructs his way on field
Pant was seen taking permission from Rohit Sharma who in turn replied, "Maar de, aur kya."
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India and England squared off against each other in the second T20I of the three-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham. With a 1-0 lead in the series, India looked to double it up in this game and remained successful as they won the match by 49 runs. But what garnered attention in the second game was Rishabh Pant’s hilarious question to his opening partner Rohit Sharma in the first over, which was recorded on the stump mic.
Winning the toss, English skipper Jos Buttler put India to bat first. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma did not have an issue with it as he looked to bat first. He opened the batting alongside his new partner in the top order- Rishabh Pant. David Willey took charge of the ball in the first over, but Pant faced a little problem when the pacer delivered his third ball of the over.
Pant was on strike after Rohit Sharma took a single off the second delivery. Pant hit the ball towards the on-side and went on to take an easy single off the third ball, but David Willey obstructed his way as it frustrated the wicketkeeper-batter. After completing the run, Pant was heard telling Sharma “Yeh saamne aa gaya yaar, saamne aa gaya” meaning he came in front of me (while running).
After informing the same, Pant asked him “Takkar maar du kya?” meaning should I hit him, if he comes in the way, and Rohit Sharma replied “Maarde aur kya” (obviously hit him, why not). The hilarious conversation was recorded on the stump mic as a Twitter user shared the video of the situation:
Here is the hilarious conversation between Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma
Rishabh Pant asking " takkar mardu kya" 😭😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/4I4bIEx0ZJ
— time square 🇮🇳 (@time__square) July 9, 2022
Speaking of India’s innings, Sharma and Pant started off well as they took an aggressive approach from the word go, but failed to capitalize on the energy and gave away their wickets early to English debutant Richard Geeson. England kept picking wickets at regular intervals to break India’s momentum, but a composed batting performance by the middle and lower-order batters helped India post a defendable total of 170 runs and eventually win the game due to a complete bowling performance.