Twitterati love Rishabh Pant’s swag to get off the mark with a six
Pant made his debut at Trent Bridge in place of Dinesh Karthik.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Aug 18, 2018 10:40 pm | Updated - Aug 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Indian captain Virat Kohli having batted so well all through the day finally played a loose shot on the last ball of the 76th over. Batting on 97, Kohli tried to hit a wide delivery from Adil Rashid it away for a boundary but just managed to edge it to Ben Stokes at slip. The wicket brough debutant Rishabh Pant to the middle, he faced the same bowler in his next. After pushing the first ball to the fielder he just couldn’t let go off the opportunity to hit Rashid out of the park.
The English spinner opted to challenge Pant his go-to ball, the googly, but the Indian whose played a lot of spin growing up read it out of the hand. Pant’s eyes lit up and he didn’t want to miss a scoring opportunity. The 20-year-old danced down the track and swung his bat with full flow. He bagged the ball over the head of the bowler and off she went well over the ropes.
Thus Pant got off the mark in the longest format of the game with a six. He is the first Indian cricketer to open his account with a maximum in Test cricket. Overall the left-hander is the 12th batsman to have done that.
A dynamic batsman known for his big hitting abilities Pant just announced his arrival in Test cricket with a bang! He was brought into this game as a replacement for Dinesh Karthik who seems to have injured his finger in the Lord’s Test and was anyway in line to be axed following a string of poor performances with the bat and behind the wickets as well.
Twitterati just couldn’t control their emotions having watched Pant play such an outrageous shot first up in the whites.
Here are some of the reactions that emerged immediately:
WHOA….Pant opens his Test account with a SIX. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant full Thug life start to Test cricket. #ENGvsIND
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) August 18, 2018
Just the second ball of his first Test and Rishabh Pant has danced down the track to send the ball for a SIX! Nerves, what's that? #ENGvIND
— Moulin (@Moulinparikh) August 18, 2018
I JUST BET WITH MY MOM THAT PANT WILL GET OFF THE MARK WITH A SIX! 😂 😂 😂 😂
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant scored his first run in Test cricket with a six. Absolute boss ! #INDvENG
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 18, 2018
Pant gets off the mark in Test cricket with a six. #ENGvIND
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) August 18, 2018
— Yuvraj Adhikari (@yuvraj_a99) August 18, 2018
— Abhilash Panicker (@abhilash9870) August 18, 2018
— Vishwa Deepak Jha (@Vishwadeepakjha) August 18, 2018
Second ball of his test debut and he comes down the pitch, reads the googly and hit a six! What a way to get off the mark in test cricket!!
— Shubham (@shubhamrakhecha) August 18, 2018
— Sumit Sundriyal 🇮🇳 (@SumitSun14) August 18, 2018
Wow second ball of pant in his test career started with six it needs more guts hats off 😍😍😍😍😘
— Gokul gocool (@Gokul95165447) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant is teaching the thuganomics 😂😂#ENGvIND
— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant is the first Indian player to open his account in Test cricket with a SIX! #ENGvIND
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) August 18, 2018
— Ravan Reborn (@RavanReborn) August 18, 2018
Second ball in test cricket and @RishabPant777 lifts Rashid for 6!! Welcome Young man. Just don’t get carried away.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 18, 2018
— Anand (@anandk0101) August 18, 2018
2nd ball SIX!! RISHABH PANT Madness begins…!#ENGvIND
— Captain 🏏 (@iEatCricket) August 18, 2018
Welcome to Test cricket Rishabh Pant!
— Ankit Mishra (@editedidea) August 18, 2018
Wow Pant, you arrogant stud.
— Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) August 18, 2018
in 23 fc matches – 75 sixes
1st Test (2nd ball) – 1 six!#EngvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant has arrived in Test cricket.
— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) August 18, 2018
— Muppudathi (@MuppudathiG) August 18, 2018
Rishabh Pant has started his Test Career with a bang.
2nd ball: SIX
— Anupam 🏏 (@Anupam183) August 18, 2018
— Ansuman Rath 🇮🇳 (@_AnsumanRath) August 18, 2018
Starts his test carrier with a six !!#RishabhPant U Beauty 💖
— Løgésh (@stLogesh) August 18, 2018
Batsmen whose first scoring shot in Tests is a six –
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) August 18, 2018