Team India players came up with a brilliant gesture after Rishabh Pant’s entertaining knock while playing for Leicestershire during the ongoing warm-up game.
Rishabh Pant, on Friday (June 24), played a fine knock during the warm-up fixture between India and Leicestershire. The wicketkeeper-batsman has been playing for Leicestershire in the game.
He is one of the four players who are playing for the hosts. The other three Indian players who are representing Leicestershire are Cheteshwar Pujara, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer. The decision to include the Indian players in the opposition team was taken to ensure that all the players get the chance to prepare for the upcoming Test against England.
Batting first, Team India scored 246 for 8 on day one of the game before declaring their innings. On day 2, Leicestershire were off to a poor start as Mohammed Shami took two quick wickets to leave them reeling at 22 for 2.
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Leicestershire kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were reeling at 138 for 6 at one stage. Touching the 200-run mark was looking like a distant dream for them at that stage. But thanks to Rishabh Pant and some handy contribution from the lower order, Leicestershire managed to score 244.
Team India’s gesture for Rishabh Pant:
Leicestershire had lost 3 wickets for just 44 runs when Rishabh Pant came out to bat. The left-handed batsman kept losing partners at regular intervals but stood firm at his end. He scored 76 runs to help the home side cross the 200-run mark and post a respectable total.
Pant’s knock came off just 87 balls and was studded with 14 fours and a six. And Team India players’ reaction after Pant’s dismissal made it very clear that not only the fans but they too were impressed by his knock.
Pant lost his wicket while trying to play a big shot off Ravindra Jadeja. As soon as the fielder Shreyas Iyer completed the catch, Jadeja himself hugged Pant for his knock before the other players walked up to him and congratulated him.
Here is a clip of that incident:
☝️ | Pant (76), 𝐜 Iyer, 𝐛 Jadeja.@RishabhPant17’s incredibly entertaining innings ends. 🍿
He gets a hug from Jadeja & high fives from his @BCCI teammates.
🦊 LEI 213/7
𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐌: https://t.co/DdQrXej7HC👈
— Leicestershire Foxes 🏏 (@leicsccc) June 24, 2022