India vs England 4th Test: Rishabh Pant's Audacious Reverse-Scoop Off James Anderson Lights Up Twitter. Watch
India vs England: Rishabh Pant pulled off an extra ordinary reverse-scoop off England's leading wicket taker in Tests, James Anderson, that earned him a lot of praise on Twitter.
- Rishabh Pant scored his third Test century on Friday
- Pant played a reverse-scoop off James Anderson on Day 2 of the 4th Test
- Pant's audacious shot earned him a lot of praise on Twitter
Rishabh Pant smashed his third Test centuryas he bailed India out of trouble in the ongoing fourth Test against Englandin Ahmedabad. As he neared the three-figure mark, Pant played a reverse-scoop off England's leading wicket taker in the longest format of the game -- James Anderson. Pant's audacious shot to collect a boundary off Anderson light up Twitter as former cricketers and fans applauded the courageous knock by the 23-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman.
Watch the video of Pant's reverse-scoop here:
"Me Watching Rishabh Pant reverse sweep Anderson for a boundary and then bring up his century with a SIX. That's my Boy," Virender Sehwag tweeted.
"Shot Of 2021.....that reverse sweep vs James Anderson with the second new ball. Audacious. Adventurous. Rishabh Pant is an absolute freak. Love his play to bits," Aakash Chopra wrote on Twitter.
Shot Of 2021.....that reverse sweep vs James Anderson with the second new ball. Audacious. Adventurous. Rishabh Pant is an absolute freak. Love his play to bits. #IndvEng— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 5, 2021
"NO YOU CANNOT DO THAT RISHABH PANT," Wasim Jaffer said.
Anderson finally got his revenge as Pant fell soon after reaching the three-figure mark.
During his knock, Pant smashed two sixes and 13 boundaries en route to his maiden century on home soil.
Pant came into bat with India reeling at 80 for four after losing Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession.
He put on a 41-run stand with Rohit Sharma for the fifth wicket and then a 113-run partnership with Washington Sundar that helped India take crucial first-innings lead.