IND vs SA Cape Town Test: Rishabh Pant played a strong innings in the last and deciding match of the three-match Test series against South Africa. This innings came at a time when Team India needed it a lot. Thanks to his century innings, Team India was successful in keeping the target of 212 runs.
In the second innings of the Cape Town Test, the Indian team had lost its 4 wickets for 58 runs. In such a difficult situation, Rishabh Pant scored a century. He remained unbeaten on 100 off 139 balls. Rishabh held one end and brought the team close to 200. From Sachin to Sehwag, he has become a fan of his innings. Former cricketers have shared their reactions on social media like this.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar wrote, ‘Unmatched innings of Rishabh Pant in difficult circumstances! Brilliant.’ Sehwag tweeted, ‘Unbelievable century by Rishabh Pant. Only two other batsmen reached double digits. Single-handedly kept India in the game. He is not only the X-factor, but also one of India’s biggest match-winning players in Test cricket.
A simply outstanding knock by @RishabhPant17 at a crucial stage!
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 13, 2022
Incredible from #RishabhPant , Just two other batsmen reached double fingers and has single -handedly kept India in the game. Not just an ex-factor but one of India’s biggest match-winner in Test cricket. pic.twitter.com/8FqX1FrIIK
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 13, 2022
Aakash Chopra tweeted, ‘Pant is a special player. Best Test innings at Gabba in 2021 and now here he played another brilliant innings. Without this innings of Pant, there would have been no challenge in this match.
Rishabh Pant is a special player…played the best Test knock by an Indian in 2021 (Gabba). And here, he’s played another gem. It wasn’t even a contest without Pant’s contribution. #SAvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) January 13, 2022
Former India fast bowler Irfan Pathan said, ‘The reason we keep talking about Pant so much is his ability to play a game-changing innings! Fantastic 100.’
The reason why we keep talking so highly about #pant is the ability to play game changing innings! Brilliant
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) January 13, 2022
Other veterans including former coach Ravi Shastri have also praised Panti’s innings.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) January 13, 2022
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