In the Edgbaston Test match, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant created havoc with the bat. While batting in ODI style, Pant played brilliant innings of 146 runs in just 111 balls. Pant hit 20 fours and four sixes in his innings. Due to his stormy batting, by the end of the first day’s play, India scored 338 runs for seven wickets.
After Pant scored a stormy century, there was a barrage of comments on social media. Businessman Anand Mahindra has also become a fan of Pant. Sharing photos of different batting styles of Pant, Anand Mahindra wrote, ‘Test cricket orgy. Rishabh Pant is a sports artist. It is impossible not to be surprised at that.
Anand Mahindra Praises Rishabh Pant
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 2, 2022
Anand Mahindra is a big fan of cricket.
Anand Mahindra often makes headlines for his tweets. His love for cricket is also well known. When India won the Test series on the Australian tour, Anand Mahindra gifted the Thar SUV to six Indian players. These players included Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, T. Natarajan and Shubhgam Gill.
Record partnership with Jadeja
Rishabh Pant shared a 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja during his brilliant innings. This was the joint-highest partnership for the sixth wicket for India in Test history. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 runs till the end of the first day’s play.
Best partnership for the 6th wicket (for India)
222 vs England Rishabh Pant- Ravindra Jadeja, 2022
222 vs South Africa Sachin Tendulkar- Mohammad Azharuddin, 1997
213 vs West Indies R Ashwin-Wriddhiman Saha, 2016
210 vs Pakistan MS Dhoni-Irfan Pathan, 2006
204 vs England Rishabh Pant-KL Rahul, 2018
Pant completed two thousand runs
Rishabh Pant also completed two thousand runs in Test cricket during his innings of 146 runs. Pant is only the fourth wicket-keeper batsman from India to do so. Before him, only Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Syed Kirmani, and Farooq Engineer had scored more than two thousand runs in Tests. Not only this, but Rishabh has also become the youngest Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 2000 runs in Test cricket.