Within the recently concluded third Test between England and India, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant gathered everybody’s consideration when he was noticed shadow batting on the non-strikers’ finish. The clip of the incident has gone viral on social media.
Pant, who got here to bat after India misplaced the large wicket of captain Virat Kohli, appeared to be unaware of the truth that James Anderson was storming in to bowl to Ajinkya Rahane.
Regardless of Rahane was already in his batting stance and ready to play the ball, Pant was seen shadow batting. Nevertheless, earlier than Anderson may ship the ball, the Indian wicketkeeper-batter received again into his crease.
Right here is the video:
— Cat Jones (@Cricketbatcat) August 28, 2021
Nevertheless, Pant failed to depart his affect within the recreation as Ollie Robinson dismissed the left-handed batter for only one run.
The Indian batting witnessed the worst collapse on the fourth day and received bundled out for 278 of their second innings, dropping the competition by an innings and 76 runs.
Robinson was the decide of the bowlers for England. He bagged a five-wicket haul for 65 runs and was named ‘Participant of the Match’ for his scintillating efficiency.
After the embarrassing loss, Kohli reckoned that the batting collapse occurred due to the scoreboard stress.
“It’s all the way down to scoreboard stress. We knew we have been up in opposition to it after we have been out for 80, and the opposition put up a giant rating. We put up essential partnerships and noticed the day by way of, however the stress from the English bowlers was sensible this morning, and we didn’t reply properly,” mentioned Kohli on the post-match presentation.
“Batting collapses can occur on this nation; the pitch was good to bat on, however their self-discipline with the ball compelled us to make a number of errors, and it was tough to take care of spells the place we weren’t getting runs. We didn’t make good choices as a batting aspect,” he added.