Mid-day – Rishabh Pant, 20, might be defined as a fearless cricketer by his peers and coaches, but the Roorkee lad has admitted that he was a tad nervous ahead of his Test debut in the third Test.

Summary

  • Rishabh Pant, 20, might be defined as a fearless cricketer by his peers and coaches, but the Roorkee lad has admitted that he was a tad nervous ahead of his Test debut in the third Test.
  • Despite the nerves, Pant had a sound debut by taking seven catches in the match and scoring a well composed 24 in his first outing.
  • More than Pant’s batting, the bright side for India was that he looked comfortable with the gloves against the Duke ball that is known to deviate through the air after it passes the batsmen.
  • Pant nearly pulled off a brilliant one-handed catch of Jos Buttler off Jasprit Bumrah and while he was disappointed with the miss, the youngster provided an insight on his mindset behind the stumps.
  • Talking about his dramatic rise from a youngster growing up in Roorkee (Uttarakhand) into the Test arena, Pant credited his childhood coach Tarak Sinha.


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