Rishabh Pant had a mixed day behind the stumps, where he was guilty of letting too many easy balls pass and held on to some tough ones too. But the moment he owned the stage was when he asked R Ashwin to keep the ball close to the body to trap Wade, a ploy that worked right on the next ball.
Just a delivery before Matthew Wade’s dismissal, Rishabh Pant could be heard in the stump mic saying, “Andar hi rakhna, ye maarega” which roughly translates to ‘keep it at the stumps, he will hit’. #Cricket #RishabhPant #IndiavsAustralia #AUSvsIND https://t.co/2iE5qEGLvH— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) December 26, 2020
And that's out!!
Rishabh Pant to Ashwin: Ash, keep it to the stumps, he'l will definitely try to hit.— Prannesh (@prannu18) December 26, 2020
Next delivery: Ashwin scalps the wicket of Wade by bowling it to the stumps.
Dec 17: My TL was filled with Saha amd now it's Pant
Pant is on fire today!!
12.4: Matthew Wade sweeps for a FOUR.— hemanth_gowda (@_hemanth_gowda) December 26, 2020
Rishabh Pant: Ash, keep it to the stumps, he'll definitely try to hit.
12.5: Ravi Ashwin bowls to the stumps, Wade hits the aerial shot and got out.#RishabhPant #AUSvIND #BoxingDayTest
Pant from behind the stumps is wow!
He is learning!!