Ex-outfield coach reveals advice from Ravi Shastri that helped Pant earlier in his career
- Rishabh Pant was India’s top scorer in the first leg of the Birmingham Test.
- Pant scored 146 runs from 111 balls.
- It was Pant’s fifth century in Test cricket.
‘Wicketkeeper’s Lara’: Ex-Pak skipper praises Rishabh Pant for scoring 146 goals against England
That shouldn’t come as a surprise: the former point guard believes Pant’s style of play has greatly benefited India
“When Rishabh Pant needed a rap on his fingers early in his career…he was coming out in test cricket after getting 30-40. I remember Ravi (Shastri) went to talk to him, ‘look at you “We can do it all right, but you have to be a little patient here. There are six outfielders on the boundary line. Why do you need to clear them? Just take singles and let them go up,” said Sridhar during a discussion on Sony Sports Network.
If on the first day of the Edgbaston test it was Pant’s turn, on the second day it was skipper Jasprit Bumrah’s luck. The 28-year-old, on his debut as captain, first hammered 31 runs unbeaten from just 16 balls and then picked up 3 wickets for 35 runs to turn the game in India’s favour.